Patient found dead in stairwell at Oklahoma VA hospital

A patient was found dead in a stairwell Wednesday night at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla., reports Oklahoma News 4.

Stacy Rine, public affairs officer for the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, confirmed the death Thursday.

"At this time, no foul play is suspected and VA leadership is reviewing the case in detail," Ms. Rine said in a statement to Oklahoma News 4.

The hospital is working with local authorities, the Office of Inspector General, VA police and the medical examiner to investigate the death.

"Upon completion of the investigation, a report from the medical examiner will be released and appropriate actions taken," Ms. Rine said in the statement.

The deceased patient's identity has not been released.

Editor's note: Becker's Hospital Review has reached out to Oklahoma City VA Health Care System for comment and will update the article as more information becomes available.

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