Alliance for Patient Safety

                            All that is necessary for the triumph of evil...
                                                                ... is for good men to do nothing.

                                                                                                   Edmund Burke

Retaliation Against Stephen Whitlock Smith, M.D.

    Stephen Whitlock Smith, M.D. - Under leadership of General Kevin Kiley while he was commander at Landstuhl, Germany, in 1995 and 1996, a cover-up of healthcare deficiencies and retaliation against doctors and nurses who reported these deficiencies occurred. Dr. Smith was General Kiley`s Chief of Emergency Medicine. Smith reported several life-threatening problems including ambulance deficiencies and unlawful orders by General Kiley`s subordinates not to treat medically unstable civilian patients. Smith`s allegations were later confirmed by the Department of Defense Inspector General report of 5 May, 2000. Two of General Kiley`s subordinates were ordered to receive written letters of reprimand; however, they escaped punishment. [Because of the significant press and complexity of this case, Dr. Smith has allowed access to his actual VAWBC application intake form, available at this link.]