McMorris Rodgers Speaks at Groundbreaking of VA Medical Center in Walla Walla
Walla Walla, WA- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) spoke at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center in Walla Walla today for the groundbreaking of a new outpatient clinic and residential recovery unit to serve local veterans.
“The veterans who live in our community have answered America’s call to freedom, and we must honor their service and sacrifice,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers. “When local veterans need urgent medical care, they shouldn’t have to travel across the state or face time-consuming transfers from hospital to hospital. With today’s groundbreaking, we can ensure that America’s heroes will continue to get timely and high-quality care right here in Walla Walla.”
The clinic will be a two-story, 67,000-square-foot building on the west end of the campus directly behind the old hospital building.
The 36-bed residential recovery unit will be about 22,000 square feet and located in the southwest corner of the campus. It will include a 12-bed wing dedicated to women's care.
The Walla Walla VA serves approximately 65,000 veterans in three states and 15 counties.
Rep. McMorris Rodgers is a vocal champion for America’s veterans, service members, and their families. She is Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus.