It has been in the works since 2002, when the VA proposed making it part of a University of Colorado hospital then in the planning stages.
Aurora VA Hospital
The Colorado hospital will have fewer primary care teams and no PTSD facility. A powerful congressman says he may have been deliberately misled by the VA
When the hospital opens, it will have about half as many primary care exam rooms as the one it replaces, and no PTSD treatment facilities.
"I'm just astounded, quite frankly, I'm absolutely astounded," Glenn Haggstrom told The Associated Press in a rare interview.
VA Hospital's Expensive Design, Medical Research Gender Gap, Former Bronco Turns To Fantasy Football
Colorado's new veterans hospital is $1 billion over budget. A new investigation criticizes Veterans Administration management for overruns and delays. Then, a University of Colorado researcher wants more women included in clinical studies, because illness and disease affect them differently than men. And, former Broncos tight end Nate Jackson was bedridden a lot in his career, so he took up fantasy football. He writes about his experiences in "Fantasy Man." Plus, a giant polar bear mascot roams local art shows and venues on behalf of cultural funding.
An internal investigation into a $1 billion cost overrun says officials failed to address the rising price tag.
- A report issued Wednesday says a VA executive knew the project was veering toward huge cost overruns but didn't tell lawmakers.Read more
- The VA hasn't turned over documents that could explain the hospital's high cost.Read more
- New construction bosses say they're saving money by scaling back landscaping and using Colorado stone instead of Brazilian imports.Read more
- VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson also said the project is also now on track financially.Read more