Phelan pushes for VA Hospital in Orange

Phelan pushes for VA Hospital in Orange

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Baptist Hospital Orange sits mostly vacant on Strickland Dr. in Orange. State Representative Dade Phelan has started a petition asking President Donald Trump to establish a new V.A. Hospital at the close facility and you can help him by signing the petition today.

Our Texas State House of Representatives, District 21 State Representative Dade Phelan is launching a grass roots effort to draw the federal government’s attention to Orange and Jefferson Counties as ideal expansion locations for Veterans’ Administration Medical Inpatient Treatment Hospitals and he needs your help.

On Tuesday, Representative Phelan sent a letter to U.S. President Trump voicing his concern for the lack of reliable healthcare options for over 1.6 million veterans in Texas and asking for the Veterans Administration to consider buying or leasing two possible venues in Southeast Texas to establish a new VA Medical Inpatient Treatment Hospital.

The two venue options that Representative Phelan suggests for consideration are Baptist Orange Hospital and St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur.

“I am privileged to represent Orange and Jefferson Counties in the Texas House of Representatives. One of the greatest things about my district is the large population of veterans that I am able to represent. There are over 22,000 veterans who live in Orange and Jefferson Counties. Sadly, we are unable to properly care for our veterans in Southeast Texas, because the nearest VA Medical Inpatient Hospital is over 100 miles away,” stated Representative Phelan. “Veterans and their families have sacrificed so much for our country and they desperately deserve proper medical care.”





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