Case Study Va Hospital

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Congress has approved funding for the $1,600,000,000 VA hospital in Denver, Colorado. The hospital has such a high price tag because of inefficient management on the part of the people in charge of monitoring the construction of the building. Doors meant to cost around $100 ballooned to $1400, and some entire rooms had to be remade due to changes in medical equipment. The original cost for the hospital was $604,000,000, and the project is now hailed as “ The biggest construction failure in VA history.” In addition to agreeing to fund the extra $625,000,000, Congress had agreed to put the Army Corps of engineers in charge of any VA construction projection forecasted to cost $100,000,000 or more. Emily Wax-Thibodeaux. "Congress to VA: $1.6

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