VA to Build New Las Vegas Med Center:

Beginning in 2011, the rapidly growing veterans population of Las Vegas will have access to a new full-service medical facility, for which ground was broken Oct. 20. Veterans Affairs Secretary James Nicholson joined Nevada’s Congressional delegation and local officials for the ceremony, saying that the $295 million complex would offer “21st century health care in a 21st century facility.” The facility will house 90 inpatient beds and feature a 120-bed nursing home care unit, an ambulatory care center, and an outpatient clinic.