Fort Wayne VA Hospital among those recommended for closure

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The VA is suggesting it close some hospitals across the country.

A new report from the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission suggests closing the hospital and replacing it with a community-based outpatient clinic.

The VA says the hospital in Fort Wayne, and many others, are seeing less demand for long-term care, while they expect out-patient care needs to increase.

VA officials say the report is simply a recommendation, and insist nothing will change immediately.

Fort Wayne Congressman Jim Banks there will always be a healthcare facility in Fort Wayne for veterans.

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