LONG BEACH VA CENTER: House Approves Funding For Overhaul
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill this week that would provide "$23 million for major renovations and seismic corrections at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center." The Los Angeles Times reports that the funding would pay for the demolition of an "older, seismically unfit building built in the 1950s," and the "consolidation of medical and administrative services ... into the center's upgraded tower building." Money would also go toward "renovating wards and generally improving services," according to Gary O'Guin, a spokesperson for the center. The bill "must still go to the Senate," and a "separate appropriations measure must be approved before work can start" (5/21).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.