Grey’s Anatomy Accused of Obstructing Medical Care For Veterans — Seriously?
If you've followed national news recently, you've heard about the scandal plaguing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — regarding reported coverups of long wait times at medical centers serving veterans.
Now, Grey's Anatomy is being dragged into the mud, too — with The Washington Free Beacon alleging that the Grey's production impedes care at Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center in North Hills, CA — by occupying the "entire second floor" of the facility and parking trailers in the parking lot.
As we've reported before, the center is where the show films scenes taking place at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital's atrium and exterior.
One veteran says that the trailers "take up the whole parking lot."
Bear in mind that a bit of exaggeration might be at play here. As the campus map and floor plans show, the atrium takes up a fraction of the second floor or any floor of the center, and the facility has acres of parking lots.
Also note that and that the Beacon describes itself as an "nonprofit online newspaper" that is "dedicated to uncovering the stories that the professional left hopes will never see the light of day."
Furthermore, a Los Angeles VA spokesman explains to the site that the production films during off-hours — and the money Grey's pays allows the center to purchase medical equipment for veterans"
"The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System enjoys a productive relationship with the television series Grey’s Anatomy, which periodically films in portions of our Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center during evenings, weekends, and holidays (two to four times per year), and which never impacts our ability to provide exceptional care to our veterans."
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