United States Secretary of Veteranâ??s Affairs Eric Shinseki was in Syracuse today to officially unveil the new $90 million spinal cord injury treatment facility at the V.A. Medical Center.
It took about four years to complete the facility, which six floors and several state-of-the-art treatment areas.
The facility also includes some new places for veterans to relax, including a recreation area with a basketball hoop and a putting green, and a new rehab area with a physical therapy gym area and a therapy pool.
Secretary Shinseki says these new spinal cord injury programs set the Syracuse V.A. apart.
â??Today weâ??re officially opening a facility that sets a high bar in spinal cord injury treatment and makes Syracuse V.A. Medical Center a regional hub for this kind of specialized care,â?? Secretary Shinseki said.
The unveiling of the new facility included a Flag Day color presentation and also coincided with the V.A. Medical Centerâ??s 60th anniversary.