Veterans Administration Buys Brownsboro Rd. Land for New Hospital.

Yesterday, local TV stations, the Wall Street Journal, Business First, the Courier-Journal and others reported that the Veterans Administration purchased the land at its preferred Brownsboro Rd site to build a new VA hospital for Louisville. Reference is made to a news release from the VA, but I have been unable to find one. The purchase price is said to be $12.9 million. Construction start is planned for 2014. Road construction to alleviate traffic congestion is already underway. Still another public forum will be held August 15 in an as yet undisclosed location. If all goes well, the new Robley Rex VA Hospital will be open for business in 2018. I congratulate the VA for getting this done

This has been a long saga. Drawing upon the abundant wisdom of Animal House, it won’t be over until it’s over. I suspect we will be seeing more in the news.

Peter Hasselbacher, MD
July 11, 2012