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NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Local, state and federal officials are touting progress on a new 90-bed southern Nevada Veterans Administration medical complex that’s due to open next year in North Las Vegas.

Veterans and VA officials were due to join Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley for a Thursday morning visit to the construction site for the new $650 million hospital, outpatient clinic and long-term care facility.

It’s scheduled to open in 2012 on North Pecos Road near the 215 Beltway.

The medical center is expected to serve a southern Nevada area with more than 50,000 enrolled VA patients and more than 200,000 veterans.

Berkley worked in Congress to get the nearly 150 acres of federal land for the project at no cost, and was among dignitaries at ceremony at the site before work began in October 2006.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

Comments (3)
  1. the electrician says:

    isnt she also resposible for the mega healthcare bill that will eventually control the population here in america? no vote from me….

  2. Tom says:

    Ms Berkelly has kissed the back end of the President on every issue but one. I understand she is a liberal and follows Harry and Nancy but to come on your show and act like she is some kind of independent because she disagrees with the President on one issue becuse of her religious affiliation is an insult. Does she really think we are all that stupid. I thought you let her off the hook on that issue. I know there are more important issues and she might not come back on the show but it needs to be brought more to the front. She pusshed the health care for one point. I would like you to ask her if the program is so wnoderful, why are there over 1000 companiys given a pass and what is the reason. If she doesn’t know then she should resign.

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