West Los Angeles VA Medical Center
West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a hospital that serves veterans in an unincorporated area surrounded by the city of Los Angeles, California. It is a referral center for the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. The center is the largest facility in the VA health care system.
|West Los Angeles VA Medical Center|
|Location||11301 Wilshire Blvd|
Los Angeles, CA 90073, Los Angeles, California, United States
|Lists||Hospitals in California|
In 2011 a group of homeless veterans sued the center, claiming that the VA was renting land in the center for commercial gain and ignoring the needs of homeless veterans for housing. In 2015, as part of the settlement of the 2011 lawsuit, the Department of Veterans Affairs released a draft master plan for the future of the campus.
In 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a plan to add 1200 units of housing for homeless veterans to the hospital campus.
The LA Metro Purple Line phase three is currently being extended from Koreatowns Wilshire/Western station to the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. The Subway station will be located east of the corner of San Vicente Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard.
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- "Draft master plan is unveiled for long-neglected VA campus in West L.A." L.A. Times. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "U.S. settles suit over misuse of West L.A. veterans campus". L.A. Times. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "1,200 housing units for homeless veterans planned at West LA's VA Medical Center, UCLA baseball stadium to remain on property". Los Angeles Daily news. Retrieved 2 May 2016.