Rapidly Expanding Veterans Care Needs, Finally!

(2PM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)

And many more related, long needed but ignored, other area’s as to Veterans Issues!

VA secretary visits project

Jun. 24, 2010 Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki said he wants veterans to know there is a safe place for them to heal after war.

{LEIGH COLEMAN/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALD Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, left, stopped to talk to local veterans during his tour of the construction site at the VA Gulf Coast Veterans facilities on Thursday. Chris Levelle, right, was working at the site when Shinseki visited.}

Shinseki spent Thursday touring the $310 million construction project at the Biloxi VA.

After touring the sites for new mental-health and community-living center buildings Shinseki made his way to Keesler Air Force Base medical center, where he discussed joint initiatives between the VA and the Department of Defense with officials.

“We want all veterans to know they have a place here and the other facilities around the country,” Shinseki said during the tour. “There is more of a connection in progress now. Veterans count and they used to not feel that way.


The new projects under construction at the VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System includes a Blind Rehabilitation Center with training areas and 26 inpatient beds, a 64-bed mental-health facility, a 94-bed Extended Care Community Living Center with nursing home and extended-care programs, a four-story clinical addition with a 20-bed medical/surgical unit, a five-story parking garage and an expanded energy plant. Continued

There was a ground breaking on another really big project yesterday, 06.25.2010. This one right in the city of New Orleans that will be a Campus of Veterans Care Facilities, some new some rehabilitated existing buildings. I have a post up with a couple of backlinks to the reports on this.

And here’s an article, and another related link, about the ground breaking:

5 years post-Katrina, VA hospital groundbreaking

25 Jun 2010 A VA hospital being built to replace one flooded by Hurricane Katrina will create a New Orleans biosciences corridor and reap thousands of jobs, the U.S. chief of Veterans Affairs promised at a Friday groundbreaking.

{Artist conception of the new VA Hospital (FOX 8 News} related article}

VA Secretary Eric K. Shenseki joined Gov. Bobby Jindal and some 650 others – about half of them veterans – in dedicating the 30-acre construction project. Shenski said the new hospital will bring about 2,000 construction jobs and eventually 2,200 permanent jobs with average salaries of $95,000.

“We are creating a new start, one that will be a national model of patient health care all over the nation for decades to come,” Shinseki said of the planned $240-bed VA hospital and its associated buildings. Continued

Video report comes from here

And these are just very recent reports of what’s been happening as to the VA and Veterans Issues, especially care, as it joins the 21st century, you can sign up to receive, or visit the site, of the Veterans Administration Press Releases which have been coming on a regular basis since this administration came into being.

1 comment

  1. Looks good on those fast disappeared magnetic ribbons and satisfies the false meme’s of the huge majority that refuse to serve, but Why do the Veterans of have to continually seek Private Donations and Funding for the Obvious! Why? because the Nation Won’t Fund the Results of War as they have ne problem funding the ever increasing Defense Budgets no questions asked!!

    New center brings much-needed care to vets

    June 24, 2010 Getting the right care for America’s wounded warriors – that’s the goal of the newest addition to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.

    The National Intrepid Center of Excellence was conceived and built to address what is often called the ‘signature injuries’ of current conflicts: traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

    The $65 million dollar center was also borne from the frustration of those who saw the failures in care for servicemen and women who may require a lifetime of continued medical attention due to their wounds.

    After a dedication and ribbon-cutting, Arnold Fisher with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund said, “No more leaving them out to fend for themselves!”  Continued

    Sacrifice for a Nation beating the wars drums and sending others into invasions and occupations is “To Go Shopping” as told to us by those ordering and those rubber stamping the no bid war contracts while never mentioning raising the budgets for those who return from!! And oh ya, better have those magnetic ribbons, while they lasted, or you didn’t Support The Troops, so you could laugh and laugh while wearing your ‘purple heart bandages’!!!

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