FROM: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
VA moving Forward on Denver Replacement Facility, Transformational Plan
Plans submitted to Congress
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today submitted a plan to Congress to move forward on the Denver Replacement Medical Center.
"The delays and cost overruns that have plagued the Denver Replacement Medical Center campus are inexcusable," Secretary Robert A. McDonald wrote in his letter to Congress. "I respectfully request that Congress take action to allow us to move forward so that construction on the Denver Replacement Medical Center in Aurora does not shut down later this month." The full text of the letter is included in the link below.
VA is committed to completing the construction of the Denver replacement hospital to serve the 390,000 Veterans and their families of the Colorado area.
In addition to detailed construction and funding plans for the Denver facility, VA also released updates outlining progress made in areas such as accountability, access, homelessness and other priorities, as well as the MyVA Transformational Plan.
"VA is changing. It will take time to fully implement these changes, but we at VA are committed to work with Congress on this and many other challenges and opportunities as we transform VA into the Veteran-centric, customer service-oriented organization Veterans have earned and deserve," McDonald wrote.