And finally with an Executive Branch, and it's combined Cabinet helping, trying to build, up to 21st century standards, what the country served promised and is their responsibility hasn't!! With their conservatives representatives blocking all the way for decades, and wars from especially, as they continue seeking to privatize the agency for corporate profit with little regulation!!
April 28, 2015 - After six years of planning and construction, the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center opened its doors at 50 Irving Street, NW during a dedication ceremony held on April 28, 1965.
Touted as the VA’s first state-of-the-art hospital that would go on to become the designated forerunner for contemplated VA hospitals across the United States, the medical center became one of the most automated hospitals in the country and possibly the world.
Opening the doors to its first patients on May 3, 1965, the five-level structure consisted of four-wings radiating from a central hub, more than doubling the bed capacity of its predecessor, the 40-year-old Mt. Alto Hospital.
The hospital began a historical journey that would continue to keep it at the forefront of innovation and medical firsts in the VA. read more>>>