The VA’s best practices model for the last 3 new VA medical projects have been campus-type models. In both Orlando and Las Vegas, the campus model has included not only a 130+ bed hospital, but also and outpatient clinic, a 120 bed nursing home, rehab center, regional Veteran offices, and wonderful green spaces for the Veterans and their family members to enjoy. All of these buildings have been built on between 65 and 150 acres for costs of between $650 million and nearly $1 billion dollars.
The Vets of Kentucky deserve the same opportunity to a world-class medical treatment center.
Please tell the VA you deserve the best here in Kentucky.
This is the VA's primary Louisville VA replacement site selection: Brownsboro Site. It sits on 35 acres. Sources stated each land parcel, or acre, would cost more than $300,000 per acre, subject to negotiation (estimated $10.5 million for the total land purchase).
This is the VA's alternate Louisville VA replacement site selection: St. Joseph's. It sits on 99 acres. Sources stated each land parcel, or acre, would cost less than $50,000 per acre, subject to negotiation (estimated $4.9 million for the total land purchase). Proceeds from the land purchase would benefit the orphans of St. Joseph's.
This is a diagram that compares the two proposed VA sites together.
The new Las Vegas VA medical center is part of VA's Southern Nevada Health Care System, provides medical, surgical and mental health care, as well as ambulatory care facilities. It meets the needs of a growing Las Vegas area veterans population with a full-service facility providing radiology, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, pharmacy, laboratories, education, and diagnostic and treatment clinics. The new hospital, separate nursing home and ancillary structures are located on a 150-acre campus in North Las Vegas at Pecos Road and the Woodbury Beltway near Nellis Air Force Base.
The new Orlando VA Medical Center is located on a 65-acre campus in southeast Orange County. The 1.2 million square foot facility will cost $665 million to construct. The medical center will have a large multispecialty outpatient clinic, 134-inpatient beds, 120-community living center beds, a 60-bed domiciliary and administrative and support services. The VA is co-located with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, the Burnham Institute, the University of Florida Academic and Research Center and Nemours Children’s Hospital in the Lake Nona area known as the “Medical City.”
It’s time your voice is heard.