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Construction to begin for Tulsa's VA hospital after Congress approves funding

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Posted at 10:21 PM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 23:22:09-05

TULSA, Okla.  — Construction is set to begin on a new veterans hospital in Tulsa after Congress recently approved the federal money.

The 58-bed medical-surgical hospital will be built in downtown Tulsa at 7th and Houston on the expanded OSU Medical Center campus, according to Oklahoma State University.

“This project is special to Oklahoma State University,” said Burns Hargis, president of OSU. “We have great respect for the women and men who have served and are serving our country in defense of liberty and the pursuit of peace. We enjoy a longstanding relationship with the military, proudly graduating many students who become leaders in our armed forces. The approval of the federal funding for this project represents a significant achievement and step forward in reaching our shared goal to provide our veterans in northeast Oklahoma with an exceptional medical facility to care for them."

The total cost of construction for the Veterans Hospital in Tulsa is estimated at $130 million, according to university officials.

Construction is slated to be completed in late 2023, and it should be open for patients in late 2024.


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