Veterans Affairs Secretary McDonald to Visit Battle Mountain Sanitarium

November 28, 2016 by Jenny Buddenborg

Share your voice to ensure that the historic Battle Mountain Sanitarium in Hot Springs, South Dakota, remains open and serving our nation’s veterans for many years to come.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released its final recommendation on the future of this National Historic Landmark. For more than 100 years, Battle Mountain Sanitarium has provided first-class medical care to veterans, serving as a beacon of hope for their recovery and an important contributor to the community and local economy. Today, the VA is just one step away from shuttering the vast majority of the medical center, removing critical patient care for our nation’s military veterans, leaving dozens of nationally significant buildings in peril, and a Main Street community without its largest employer.

VA Secretary Bob McDonald will be visiting Battle Mountain Sanitarium on Wednesday, November 30, to help inform his final decision on the future of veteran medical care in Hot Springs.

TOWN HALL MEETING
Wednesday, November 30
12:15 pm
Mueller Civic Center
801 South 6th Street, Hot Springs, SD 57747

Join veterans and the National Trust in calling on the VA Secretary to expand the preferred alternative in the final Environmental Impact Statement for the reconfiguration of the Hot Springs VA Medical Center in Hot Springs, South Dakota. The current recommendation uses only three buildings on the historic campus, wasting dozens of significant, well-maintained buildings that are readily available for use in veteran care by leaving them vacant and with no determined future use. The preferred alternative should include a greater degree of building uses, such as a Center of Excellence for PTSD Treatment.

Thank you in advance for speaking up for the wise stewardship of Battle Mountain Sanitarium. Veterans past and future thank you, too.

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