Improving Facilities for America's Veterans
- Milestone: 200 Days
- Milestone: 100 Days
(Get more information in this spreadsheet from the Department of Veterans Affairs.)
In the Next 100 Days: Begin Improvements at 90 Veterans Medical Centers Across 38 States
Why? Upgrades and improvements at our nation’s VA Medical Centers will improve the quality of treatment provided to our veterans by making the facilities safer, more efficient, greener, and better suited to provide veterans with the comprehensive brand of care they deserve: from injury rehabilitation, to preventative screening - all the while creating jobs and stimulating the economy.
The focus of these upgrade and improvement projects is to modernize and replace existing care facilities and infrastructure systems at VA medical centers across the country. This includes projects like patient privacy upgrades, utility system updates, and improvements related to increasing the quality of our veterans’ overall health care.
Projects will also be dedicated to improving the VA Medical Centers’ renewable energy systems. These projects will include window replacements; replacements of aging heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and components; boiler system upgrades, water conservation measures, and others.
THE RECOVERY BILL
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is a strategic and significant investment in our country’s future. The Act will save and create jobs immediately while also laying the foundation for a robust and sustainable 21st century economy by modernizing our health care, improving our schools, modernizing our infrastructure, and investing in the clean energy technologies of the future.