WACO (Waco Tribune-Herald) – The 75-year old Waco Veterans Affairs Medical Center received government funding to expand and renovate its campus. Projects include:
creating the Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans, a mental health research center with offices and labs;
relocating and expanding the Blind Rehabilitation Unit to 30 beds, with rehabilitation and training space;
expanding and enhancing mental health treatment for inpatient acute, intermediate and long-term psychiatry;
renovating long-term and rehabilitative facilities, including a pool; and
repairing and replacing the campus infrastructure for the growth of new programs.
The improvements will cost $49 million.