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VA Still Studying Locations For New Hospital

by Gabe BullardThe list of possible locations for a new veterans hospital in Louisville is being whittled down.The new hospital could be located next to the existing one on Zorn Avenue, downtown near University Hospital or on a plot of land within 15 miles of downtown. The VA recently sought recommendations for land to purchase if the third option is taken. Facility Planner Bob Morey says a report will soon be released on the viability of the lots that were suggested."We went out and looked at the sites and evaluated them and we're awaiting the final report as far as recommendations for the sites to include in the final steps," he says.Morey says he expects a location to be chosen by October of next year. Several local officials have asked the VA to put the hospital near others downtown, but many veterans say that location is too inconvenient.