VA Health Care Facilities: Leveraging Partnerships to Address Capital Investment Needs

What GAO Found

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers health care services to about 9 million veterans at its 171 medical centers and more than 1,100 outpatient facilities. VA has long faced challenges addressing its pressing infrastructure demands. As part of a partnership pilot program, VA is authorized to accept up to five donations of real property—such as buildings, facility construction, or facility improvements—from non-federal entities before the end of 2026. It is also authorized to use certain appropriated funds to help the donating entity finance, design, or construct a facility in connection with its donation. Through this program,

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