The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is a Veterans Affairs hospital that opened on August 14, 2012 and is located at 6900 N. Pecos Road in North Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the first newly constructed VA hospital to open since 1995 and cost $600 million. The facility will provide 90 beds, a 120-bed nursing home and an outpatient care centre. Located on a 151-acre (61 ha) site and will contain over 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2) once it’s fully functional. The hospital was formally dedicated on August 6, 2012 and services will be added over the remainder of 2012 until the facility is able to provide all planned services.
Today, there are 147 national cemeteries in all, with new cemeteries in development. Through NCA, VA administers 131 of them. Two national cemeteries—Arlington and the United States Soldiers and Airmens Home National Cemetery—are still maintained by the Department of the Army. Fourteen national cemeteries are maintained by the Department of the Interior. More than 3.7 million people, including Veterans of every war and conflict—from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—are honoured by burial in VAs national cemeteries. Today there are more than 22 million living Veterans who have earned the honour of burial in a national cemetery, including the more than 350 Medal of Honour recipients buried in VAs national cemeteries. More than 19,000 acres of land are devoted to the memorialization of those who served this nation.