Improved access to top-quality care for Hoosier veterans

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ROUDEBUSH VA HOSPITAL IN INDIANAPOLIS TO RECEIVE $20 MILLION IN CONSTRUCTION

Improved access to top-quality care for Hoosier veterans

Washington, D.C.House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Steve Buyer (IN-04) hailed today’s announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of a $20 million construction contract at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.  The contract will add inpatient beds and an inpatient pharmacy.

This expansion will help ensure that the Roudebush facility provides twenty-first-century medical care to Hoosier veterans, Buyer said.  I applaud the Bush Administration for supporting improved access to the top-quality care our veterans have earned.  

     

The project will fund two additional floors in the medical center, providing 96 replacement inpatient beds that correct patient privacy deficiencies and meet criteria set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  A new inpatient pharmacy will also be funded as part of the contract, which was awarded to the F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company of Indianapolis.  Construction is expected to begin shortly and be completed by February 2008.  

The hospital, built in 1952, served 350,000 outpatient visits and 6,000 hospitalizations for veterans last year. With projections from soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, those numbers are expected to increase in the coming years.

Buyer added, As veterans of the past and present, and those who have yet to come home, seek medical care in Indianapolis, Roudebush will be there to meet their needs.

IN OTHER NEWS FROM THE VA

Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
Markup of H.R. 3200, the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Enhancement Act of 2005
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 13
(Wednesday), 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon

Full Committee
Markup of H.R. 3200, the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Enhancement Act of 2005, and H. Res. ____, a resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Veterans Administration on July 21, 1930
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 14
(Thursday), 1:00 p.m., 334 Cannon

More information about hearings, legislation, and other activities of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs can be found on our award-winning Website: www.veterans.house.gov

 

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