Locked up in the Congressional House of Representatives for months, and still voted 'nay' on by a big number of (R) representatives, was finally passed and funding Now moving forward to give aid and comfort!
Manhattan VA Medical Center and Sandy flooding
January 29, 2013 - The $50 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill passed by the Senate yesterday and awaiting President Obama’s signature includes $207 million for the Manhattan Veterans Affairs hospital, closed due to extensive flood damage after the October 2012 storm.
The 2013 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act also provides $531,000 for the VA information technology account for Sandy related expenses. read more>>>
January 17, 2013 - Martina A. Parauda. Direction, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System
On January 15th the House passed HR 152 allowing billions of federal aid to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The bill will now go to the Senate and then to the President. Of the money allocated, $207 million has been earmarked for the Manhattan facility. This money for a Major Project will allow us to move forward with our plans to redesign the facility, creating a new home for outpatient clinics and move utilities above sea level. This is great news for our continuity of care.
Again, this does not impact the work we are already doing, cleaning and refurbishing and replacing utilities to reopen our outpatient clinic services in March. The Major Project will come later, once all services have been restored to the Manhattan Campus.
Martina A. Parauda