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VA whistleblower honored with First Amendment Award


MANCHESTER — The late Dr. William “Ed” Kois was honored with the 17th annual Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Award on Tuesday evening.

Dr. William “Ed” Kois

Kois died in July in Hampton at the age of 62. His wife, Pamela Greenley, accepted the award on his behalf.

“Speaking out and questioning authority were big themes of Ed’s life,” she said.

was a spinal cord specialist at the VA Medical Center when he grew frustrated with poor conditions in the hospital. After hospital administration failed to improve patient care, Kois and a group of other VA employees filed a whistleblower complaint and brought their concerns to the Boston Globe.

Read the complete article in the New Hampshire Union Leader.

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