Quincy veterans home will get $195 million


Illinois is the recipient of a final grant of nearly $195 MILLION DOLLARS from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for enhancements to the Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy.

The allocation will be used for campus reconstruction and replacement of the current veterans home with a 210-bed skilled care facility.

Officials say the upgrade will modernize the campus and provide a cost effective, state-of-the-art facility with single occupancy rooms and a more intimate setting for Illinois’ veterans needing skilled nursing care.

The Quincy facility is Illinois’ oldest veteran home and is the site of a Legionaires disease outbreak which is blamed for killing 12 and sickening dozens more.

The modernized Quincy facility on track for completion in 2024.

Region: Springfield,News,Region: Central,City: Springfield

via News – WTAX 93.9FM/1240AM https://wtax.com

June 28, 2022 at 03:30PM

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