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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1987
Evidently Greenberg has never used a VA hospital, otherwise he would not clamor for its closing. I have used the Wadsworth VA Hospital in Los Angeles for years. It is a super hospital, complete with skilled doctors and nurses. Best of all, the hospital does not hand you a bill which bankrupts you. B. ROBERT BERMAN Los Angeles
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1995 | TIM MAY
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a $46-million contract for design and construction of a new ambulatory care center at the Sepulveda Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The project will include a new, three-story, 238,000-square-foot clinic, in addition to other site and utility improvements. It is scheduled for completion in August, 1996.
NEWS
February 13, 1986
Seven workers at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Westwood were treated for nausea and headaches early this morning after dangerous ethylene oxide fumes leaked from a faulty cylinder, Fire Department officials reported. The cylinder of gas was stored in the basement of the building, two levels below the main floor. None of the injuries were considered serious and no patients were endangered, authorities reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Free shuttle service for veterans needing transportation to and from the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Hospital has been expanded to veterans residing in Ventura. The shuttle, provided by the Disabled American Veterans, already serves clients in Simi Valley, Lancaster and the San Fernando Valley. The four vans are driven by volunteers. "We realize a lot of people don't have money . . .
NEWS
March 15, 1994 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a decision that angered many Los Angeles-area veterans, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jesse Brown announced Monday that the quake-damaged Sepulveda VA hospital will be demolished and replaced with a $65-million outpatient care center. The 431-bed federal hospital has been closed since the Jan. 17 temblor wrecked operating rooms, knocked out heat and water supplies and littered corridors with broken glass, forcing the evacuation of 331 patients.
NEWS
March 1, 1994 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the outside, the stately Sepulveda Veterans Administration hospital complex looks as if it weathered the Northridge earthquake fairly well. Elderly veterans still stroll throughout its serene, campus-like grounds. Doctors, nurses and medical students bustle among offices and clinics. All of its brick-faced buildings are still standing. But walk inside some buildings and it is clear that the 39-year-old federal medical center sustained heavy damage in the Jan. 17 quake.
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