WASHINGTON – The Army is reinstating the head of a West Coast medical center and changing its screening system after an investigation into whether officials reversed soldiers' post-traumatic stress diagnoses to save money.
The Army says the review found that Col. Dallas Homas, commander at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington state, "did not inappropriately influence PTSD diagnoses" but that the system being used to diagnose soldiers was inappropriate for the military.
The problem at Madigan, which is at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, prompted Army leaders in May to launch a sweeping review of how the service evaluates soldiers for mental health problems at all its facilities. Then, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered a similar review across all service branches.
Those larger reviews continue.