CLEVELAND, OH – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement today as he participated in the dedication ceremony for newly activated and renovated facilities at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center (VAMC). Those facilities include a 122-bed homeless domiciliary, a 222-bed inpatient bed tower, and an administration building.
“Today symbolizes a new future for Ohio’s veterans – and what better way to do so than with a truly world-class facility,” Brown said. “At this state-of-the-art center, veterans will receive a critical range of comprehensive services—from vision rehabilitation to spinal cord and trauma services.
“Our veterans put their lives on the line for their country—and we owe it to these brave men and women to ensure their continued health and success upon their return from the battle lines,” Brown continued. “The new Louis Stokes VAMC will ensure that more Ohio veterans can access the top-notch medical care and treatment that they so richly deserve.”
Brown, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, is the author of several legislative initiatives that would strengthen our nation's commitment to veterans by improving education reimbursements, enhance access to VA health care, and expand employment protection for former service members. Brown has also worked to reduce VA benefits disparities for Ohio veterans and cut down on the VA claims backlog.
Earlier this month, Brown presented overdue or replacement military medals to nearly 30 northeast Ohio veterans or their family members in a ceremony at the Summit County Veterans Service Commission in Akron.