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Amarillo VA Hospital To Undergo $20 Million Renovation

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The veteran’s hospital in Amarillo is undergoing a major renovation. Since the 1930s, the hospital on the northwest side of Amarillo, with its Spanish colonial tile roof, has long been a recognizable sight for many motorists on the High Plains—and a welcome sight for veterans in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.

Now, as The Amarillo Globe-News reports, the Thomas E. Creek VA Hospital is set to spend over $20 million over the next two years on renovations and improvements. The effort will focus on improving patient safety and convenience.

Much of the funding for the project comes from The Mission Act of 2018, which prioritizes veteran care in the United States.

Construction plans include installing new HVAC, as well as converting multi-bed rooms to single occupancy ones.

The new effort began in 2015, and is finally entering the construction phase, said Ryan Schwitzer, chief engineer for the Amarillo VA.