VA Chooses Site for New Medical Center

VA Deputy Secretary to Join Local, State and Federal Officials for Announcement

What: VA Deputy Secretary Gordon Mansfield will join New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and other state, local and federal officials to announce the site of the future New Orleans VA Medical Center.

Who: Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gordon Mansfield

The Honorable C. Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans

Louisiana State University President Dr. John V. Lombardi

Louisiana Hurricane Recovery Coordinator Paul Rainwater

Jim Stark, FEMA Gulf Coast Recovery Office

When: Tuesday, November 25, at 11:30 a.m.

Where: City Hall (2nd Floor)

1300 Perdido Street

New Orleans, La.


Deputy Secretary Mansfield is chief operating officer of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs the nation’s second-largest Cabinet department, providing health care, benefits and burial services to America’s 24 million living veterans and their dependents.

This year, VA expects to spend more than $1.2 billion in Louisiana for the state’s 350,000 veterans. VA operates major medical centers in Alexandria and Shreveport, eight community-based outpatient clinics, veterans counseling centers in Kenner and Shreveport, and a nursing home in Alexandria.

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