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Moving VA facilities to Rapid City may provide veterans with greater access to housing and transportation.
Moving VA facilities to Rapid City may provide veterans with greater access to housing and transportation.
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November 11, 2016

Environmental Impact Statement Indicates VA Preference for Rapid City Location

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) this week that indicated the agency prefers a Rapid City location for a new outpatient clinic and residential rehabilitation treatment program, reports South Dakota Public Broadcasting. The EIS indicated that a smaller clinic would still be housed in an existing building on the Hot Springs campus.

VA officials noted that a move to Rapid City would facilitate filling staffing positions and providing veterans with access to transportation and housing. Before a final decision is made, VA Secretary Robert McDonald will visit Hot Springs community members.

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