Congressman Expects Delay In Regional VA Hospital

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Colorado congressman Mike Coffman says a new regional veterans hospital might not open until June 2015, about a year later than the Veterans Affairs Department has projected.

The Denver Post reported Tuesday that Coffman's projection came from the builders, Turner Construction Co. and Kiewit Corp.

The 200-bed hospital is in the Denver suburb of Aurora. It will serve veterans in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming.

Coffman, a Republican, and other members of Colorado's congressional delegation recently met with VA officials to discuss the hospital.

Coffman says the hospital will likely cost more than the most recent VA projection of $800 million.

A Government Accountability Office report in May said the Colorado hospital and three others under construction by the VA were over budget by an average of $366 million.


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