Friday, October 12, 2012 at 12:15 am (Updated: October 12, 12:31 am)
Roane County’s hope for a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital looks bleak at this point.
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander received a letter last month from John Dandridge Jr., director of the VA MidSouth Healthcare Network, explaining why the VA didn’t think Harriman’s Roane Medical Center was a suitable site.
“At this time, given what we currently know and project, there is not a feasible justification for construction or for operating a VA hospital in Harriman, Tenn.,” Dandridge said in the letter.
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