Thomas D. Plantz, MHA, FACHE, was born and educated in Minneapolis. Tom is a retired health care executive with a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He and his wife Judi have been residents in Tucson for 38 years and live in Oro Valley.
Plantz served as a U.S. Air Force officer and is a Vietnam combat veteran. He draws upon his Midwestern values, patriotism and health care expertise to paint a portrait of broken promises in his first book, "The Sacred Trust." Tom highlights through his dedicated analysis how the VA and all levels of government have failed to ensure that veterans can access healthcare in a timely manner which is the key problem in this systemic healthcare failure. Tom argues that the VA's warts and blemishes distract from the good work provided by its physicians, nurses and support personnel.
The American public should find this book of interest and, most importantly, our American veterans should indeed identify with its content.