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Report cites VA denial of care claims
New Office of Inspector General report slams VA Black Hills & three other facilities for denying claims for emergency healthcare - Save the VA responds: This is what will happen if VA closes.

Read at the Hot Springs Star

Save the VA Town Hall Meeting

Amanda Campbell discusses Environmental Impact Statement process
More Town Halls around the region being planned; check back for updates


Save the VA: Year Two
Where we are & how far we've come toward rescuing a National Treasure.


Highlighted in Historic Preservation Report

The National Trust for Historic Preservation released a report on November 7, 2013 detailing their research on and recommendations for the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding their management of historic properties. Battle Mountain Sanitarium is featured heavily alongside the Milwaukee, WI, VA hospital in the report.

The report can be read online at the National Trust for Historic Preservation's website here: http://www.preservationnation.org/.



Author Mary Ellen Goulet's book "Reveille in Hot Springs: The Battle to Save Our VA" is available through Amazon.com or at Black Hills Books & Treasures.

"Reveille in Hot Springs" is a compelling read from cover to cover, culled from a year and a half of taking testimonials from veterans who have been treated at the Hot Springs VA. The original testimonials were sent to Washington, D.C. along with Save the VA's counter-proposal and this book represents only a sampling of the thousands of men & women who served our country. From WWII to OIF/OEF, the voices of the veterans echo one sentiment: Protect our VA.

Kirkus Reviews called "Reveille in Hot Springs" an "infuriating, stinging rebuke to politicians who leave returning soldiers to their own devices" and that "Readers may come away from this collection believing that the government should be cloning it [the Hot Springs VA] in every state."

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 Save the VA is an organization based in Hot Springs, South Dakota, dedicated to protecting the legacy of the 105-year old VA Medical Center & Domiciliary in our community, which has been threatened with closure by VA administrators.


Save The VA's War Chest
Stands At:
$28,787.55 as of 1/29/2013

If you would like to contribute to Save the VA financially, please contact our treasurer Scott Haden at (605) 745-4140.

              Mailing address:

               Save the VA Campaign
               P.O. Box 851
               Hot Springs, SD 57747


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The Save the VA Executive Committee currently consists of 15 primary members. They are, in alphabetical order: Don Ackerman, Bryan Brewer, Amanda Campbell, Don De Vries, Barb Fetters, Justin Gausman, Rich Gross, Scott Haden, Stu Marty, Karen Meston, Bob Nelson, Bruce Rampelberg, Paul Smith, and Pat Russell.

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