AURORA, Colorado — It’s gleaming, state-of-the-art and highly anticipated. But the Department of Veterans Affairs’ newest medical center is also more than $1 billon over budget.
After more than a decade of delays and cost overruns, the VA officially opened its most expensive medical center ever earlier this month, hoping to turn the page on its troubled history.
The Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center in this suburb east of Denver is a sprawling complex of 12 buildings across 31 acres, on the site of the former Fitzsimons Army Base and Medical Center.
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