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3 veterans officials placed on leave

PHOENIX — Three executives of the veterans hospital in Phoenix have been placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into allegations of corruption and unnecessary deaths at the facility, officials announced Thursday.

US Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said Phoenix VA Health Care System Director Sharon Helman and associate director Lance Robinson would be placed on leave ‘‘until further notice.’’ The third employee was not identified in a statement Shinseki issued from Washington.

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The Phoenix facility has been under fire in recent weeks over allegations that up to 40 patients may have died because of delays in care and that, to hide delays in treatment, the hospital kept a secret list of patients waiting for appointments.

Earlier Thursday, Helman and the hospital’s chief of staff denied any knowledge of a secret list.

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