The facility was the first Veterans Administration hospital to perform heart transplant surgery in the 1970s. It is also a major facility for patients with spinal cord injuries. The physical plant was entirely rebuilt and expanded in the late 20th century.
Dr. McGuire was a resident of nearby Bon Air outside Richmond and served as a president of the American Medical Association. Prominent in his field, Dr. McGuire helped found the medical schools and institutions which became important portions of the Medical College of Virginia (MCV), organized by his son, Dr. Stuart McGuire, which became part of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 1968.
In addition to the VA hospital, Hunter Holmes McGuire is also memorialized by a statue in Capitol Square at the Virginia State Capitol, the only physician so honored.
Plans have been announced to expand the facility substantially in the early 21st century. It is located on a large site with additional land available for that purpose.
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER IN WICHITA, KAN., TO PAY $17,979 CIVIL PENALTY TO SETTLE HAZARDOUS WASTE ISSUES.
Jul 26, 2011; KANSAS CITY, Kan -- The following information was released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: The Robert J. Dole...
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER IN WICHITA, KAN., TO PAY $17,979 CIVIL PENALTY TO SETTLE HAZARDOUS WASTE ISSUES
Jul 28, 2011; KANSAS CITY, Kan., July 26 -- The Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 office issued the following news release: The Robert...