The Veterans Administration is soliciting bids for a new health clinic in Savannah. The 50,000 square-foot facility will replace a smaller, aging structure nearby. The current clinic often can't handle the needs of some eight-thousand veterans living in the Savannah area.
The Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Augusta is trying to contact 33 patients who got overlooked last year when the VA alerted thousands of people they might have exposed to infectious body fluids. Hospital director Rebecca Wiley said Wednesday the VA wants to test the patients for possible infections, though the risk is low.