BUTLER, Pa. -
The new Veterans Affairs Butler Health Care Center on North Duffy Road is complete and will officially open for veterans on Sept. 5. The center will be the newest VA clinic in the U.S.
An official ribbon-cutting Ceremony was held at 10 a.m.Tuesday to mark the occasion.
Edward Jackfert, 95, who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Pearl Harbor when he was 19 years old, was one of hundreds people who attended the ribbon cutting.
The center is named after Abie Abraham, a World War II death march survivor and former POW. He volunteered at the VA for 23 years up until his death.
Christine Abraham, his wife, says he loved his fellow veterans and he would love this.
The new location will include primary care, specialty care, mental health, dental, diagnostic, laboratory, pathology, radiology, podiatry, optometry, pharmacy, physical rehabilitation and women's health. It is also fully equipped to continue as well as expand the technology used by VA to provide care.
"This new facility not only will improve, but also enhance and help us expand the outpatient health care environment for our Veterans and their families," said David Cord, VA Butler Health Care's Director.
Cord always said the facility belongs to the veterans and he is just proud to be there.
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