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A DECISION HAS BEEN MADE
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VA's decision: "VA's preferred alternative."

http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/article_46ad5791-339f-528e-a8e4-b16a21a9cca0.html

What this means: Hot Springs' rehabilitation programs will eventually close and be moved to a (currently non-existent) facility in Rapid City.

Hot Springs' hospital will eventually close and building 12 will be converted to an outpatient clinic.

Both the current call center and the new one will stay.

Rapid City will be getting a Multi-Specialty Outpatient Clinic and the Rehabilitation program.

NOTE: RAPID CITY IS NOT GETTING A HOSPITAL, THEY ARE ONLY GETTING AN EXPANDED OUTPATIENT CLINIC. FT. MEADE WILL BE THE ONLY VA HOSPITAL IN THE REGION.



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"REVEILLE IN HOT SPRINGS"
 

Author Mary Ellen Goulet's book "Reveille in Hot Springs: The Battle to Save Our VA" is available through Amazon.com or at Black Hills Books & Treasures.

"Reveille in Hot Springs" is a compelling read from cover to cover, culled from a year and a half of taking testimonials from veterans who have been treated at the Hot Springs VA. The original testimonials were sent to Washington, D.C. along with Save the VA's counter-proposal and this book represents only a sampling of the thousands of men & women who served our country. From WWII to OIF/OEF, the voices of the veterans echo one sentiment: Protect our VA.

Kirkus Reviews called "Reveille in Hot Springs" an "infuriating, stinging rebuke to politicians who leave returning soldiers to their own devices" and that "Readers may come away from this collection believing that the government should be cloning it [the Hot Springs VA] in every state."

 

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 Save the VA is an organization based in Hot Springs, South Dakota, dedicated to protecting the legacy of the 108-year old Battle Mountain Sanitarium National Historic Landmark VA Medical Center & Domiciliary in our community, which has been threatened with closure by VA administrators.

Battle Mountain Sanitarium was the first and only of the original National Soldier's Homes built for the short term healthcare needs of Civil War veterans instead of a retirement home, and is therefore the precursor to the entire Department of Veterans Affairs. The Hot Springs VA has been modified and updated throughout a century to care for America's veterans, becoming renowned for its successful PTSD & Substance abuse treatment facility in a beautiful, calm, and healing rural environment in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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               P.O. Box 851
               Hot Springs, SD 57747


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The Save the VA Executive Committee currently consists of 13 primary members. They are, in alphabetical order: Don Ackerman, Jeff Bottorff Amanda Campbell, Bill Cutler, Don De Vries, Justin Gausman, Scott Haden, Pat Lyke, Stu Marty, Karen Meston, Bob Nelson, Ray Palmer, and Pat Russell.

The current co-chairs of Save the VA are Pat Russell and Bob Nelson.

 
 
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