Report Cites Traffic Concerns Near Preferred VA Hospital Site

The federal government is likely to move ahead soon with purchasing property on Brownsboro Road to build Louisville’s new VA hospital. But first, officials are waiting for the completion of an environmental assessment later this month. The assessment covers more than a dozen direct, indirect and cumulative effects the hospital will have on the area… Continue reading Report Cites Traffic Concerns Near Preferred VA Hospital Site

VA Narrows Search for Site of New Veterans Hospital

The federal government has narrowed down its options for the site of a new veterans hospital in Louisville. The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected a site on Brownsboro Road as the preferred site for the new VA Medical Center. The location is close to the Watterson Expressway and within close proximity to the current… Continue reading VA Narrows Search for Site of New Veterans Hospital

Public Meetings Set On VA Hospital Site List

Officials will hold two public meetings tomorrow to provide information and take public input on where to build a new Veterans Affairs hospital in Louisville. Facility Planner Bob Morey says the meetings will be held from 1:00-3:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm at the Clifton Center on Payne Street. “We’re going to have a third-party moderator that actually… Continue reading Public Meetings Set On VA Hospital Site List

New VA Hospital Timeline Awaits Decision About Location

Elected officials and veterans have been at odds over the best location for the hospital. Many Louisville officials want it to be downtown near other hospitals. Many veterans want it to replace the current hospital on Zorn Avenue, near the interstate. Still others have proposed splitting the inpatient and outpatient services, and putting one downtown and the other on Zorn Avenue. Yarmuth says the VA is considering those options, and looking into a few other sites around the county.

U.S. Drug Czar Visiting Kentucky This Week

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske will stop in the city as part of a trip through Kentucky.

Kerlikowske and Congressman John Yarmuth will meet with patients and doctors at the VA Substance Abuse treatment center in the veteran’s hospital. The two will then talk with local law enforcement officials in downtown Louisville.

Location for New VA Hospital Debated

Government officials are awaiting the results of a feasibility study on potential sites for a new Veterans Affairs Hospital in Louisville The feasibility study will look into three options for the facility: replace the existing hospital on Zorn Avenue, build an new hospital downtown, or build an in-patient facility downtown and an out-patient facility on… Continue reading Location for New VA Hospital Debated