Baylor Garland could be converted into VA clinic
North Texas has a large veteran population that’s growing, and with that comes the need to expand VA services. The North Texas Veterans Affairs System serves 33 counties. It’s the second largest in the nation and much of the care is centered at the massive VA facility in the East Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. Representatives in Congress want to open a new VA clinic. They say they have the perfect place that comes with little cost.
Parts of the old Baylor Hospital building in Garland are still in use, but a large part of it currently stands empty. The hope is that by turning the empty part of the hospital into a VA clinic, it can serve tens of thousands more veterans in North Texas.