Another $340 million in medical equipment, fixtures, furniture and staffing are part of the price tag, construction managers say.
Despite skyrocketing costs, Rep. Mike Coffman says the VA hospital in Aurora must be completed.
The Veterans Affairs administration will likely want more hard data before implementing large-scale programs, reports High Country News.
As the generation that served in World War II and Korea grows older, the demand on the Department of Veterans Affairs for end-of-life care is growing with them. Now, the VA is trying new ways to help.
A Vietnam veteran's care at a VA medical center was marked by "disorganization and insufficiency," lawmakers claim in a letter.
Ten of the 27 patients in the facility tested positive for the virus.
Smartphone app allows veterans to create "virtual hope boxes” to keep reminders of positive events, videos of loved-ones and inspiring quotes close at hand.