COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Senator Cory Gardner announced Friday that he is pushing for Colorado Springs to welcome a Veterans Affairs Hospital.
The announcement came after the Republican senator met with U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie and officials with the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center.
Gardner said he met with Wilkie in Aurora to discuss ways to improve care for veterans across Colorado.
“I firmly believe one of the ways we can achieve increased access to services, especially with the projections for rapid growth in the veteran population in El Paso County, is through a VA Hospital in Colorado Springs,” said Senator Gardner. “I am forever grateful to our nation’s men and women who served in uniform and will always fight to ensure they receive access to the quality care they deserve.”