Sloan Gibson, acting secretary of veterans affairs, to visit Baltimore VA Medical Center

      Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson speaks, Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Phoenix. It was Acting Secretary Gibson's first visit to Phoenix since taking over the agency amid an investigation that found 1,700 veterans were kept off the official waiting list for care at the troubled Arizona hospital. (AP Photo/Matt York)

      BALTIMORE (AP) - Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson is scheduled to visit the Baltimore VA Medical Center.

      Gibson is scheduled to meet with medical center leadership, employees and stakeholders on Tuesday. He has scheduled a news conference, as well.

      The visit follows the release of a national audit by the Department of Veterans Affairs last week

      The audit found that the average wait time for new patients seeking a primary care doctor at the VA Maryland Health Care System is 81 days. That was the fourth-longest at facilities examined nationwide.

      The Maryland system is not among those currently under investigation by the Office of the Inspector General in regard to allegations of inappropriate appointment scheduling practices at some VA medical centers across the country.