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Tue Jul 30, 2019, 04:56 AM

North Texas reps are pushing for a new Dallas-Fort Worth area VA hospital

WASHINGTON -- Veterans in the Dallas-Fort Worth area may soon have another place to go for health care if a group of House Republican and Democratic lawmakers succeed.

Dallas and Fort Worth members of Congress sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie this week, urging the VA to consider opening a new clinic in a currently vacant hospital facility in Garland.

A new clinic in Garland could lower the average wait time at veterans’ health facilities in the area and would provide a new, more accessible location for veterans who live on the northern side of the Metroplex, said Rep. Ron Wright, an Arlington Republican who helped write the letter with Rep. Colin Allred, a Dallas-area Democrat. The letter was signed by five other North Texas representatives.

The 470,000 square foot hospital facility was a Baylor Scott and White health center. The Dallas-based company closed the location in early 2018 because of a dramatic decline in patient volume. The company, which still owns the building, is willing to donate the facility to the VA.

Read more: https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article233170571.html

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Tue Jul 30, 2019, 05:12 AM

1. That's a lot more than a clinic. What will they do with the rest of it?

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