Marlin VA to get new life

During a news conference on Monday Marlin officials announced the sale of the state-owned Veterans Affairs hospital on Ward Street and said that the facility will be revitalized to provide full ambulance services and a variety of specialty care for Texans across the state. The VA has been unused for nearly 20 years. Its new owner, Merkabah, Inc., plans to reopen it to patients again. The new hospital will be known as the Texas CNS, or Central Nervous System hospital. The new hospital will also focus on cutting-edge mental healthcare services, something medical professionals involved say are grossly under-provided in Texas. The campus is set to bring roughly 300 jobs to Marlin, with an emphasis on hiring locally. Officials said construction will hopefully begin in January.

 

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