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A portion of the Hot Springs VA facility will be refurbished as a VA call center.
A portion of the Hot Springs VA facility will be refurbished as a VA call center.
January 6, 2017

VA Hospital in Hot Springs Will Close

After years of public feedback years of deliberation, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the majority of the agency’s facilities in Hot Springs will close while an in-patient residential treatment facility will open in Rapid City, reports the Rapid City Journal.

The closure of the hospital in Hot Springs may result in nearly 300 lost jobs. After considering public input, the VA decided to repurpose a portion of the Hot Springs facility into a call center for the agency which will create approximately 120 jobs. The new treatment facility in Rapid City is anticipated to bring 100 new jobs to the city.

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