Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital

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Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital
Veterans Health Administration
Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, San Antonio, TX IMG 7759.JPG
Geography
Location 7400 Merton Minter Blvd, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Organization
Care system Veterans' Affairs
Hospital type Quaternary services and Level II Research facility
Affiliated university University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Services
Emergency department Comprehensive Emergency Center
Beds 462
History
Founded 1973
Links
Website Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital
Lists Hospitals in the United States

Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital (STVHCS) is a care facility affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in Bexar County, in the U.S. state of Texas. It is operated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

The hospital is named for Medal of Honor recipient and Texas native son[1] Audie Murphy, who died in a plane crash on May 28, 1971.[2] That same year, U.S. Congressman Olin Teague introduced legislation to name a planned Veterans Administration medical facility in San Antonio for Murphy.[3] The facility was dedicated November 17, 1973.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson, Harold B. "Audie Leon Murphy". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Baskerville, Bill (31 May 1971). "Audie Murphy, five others, found dead". The Prescott Courier. p. 1. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital". U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Coronado, José R. "The Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 

Coordinates: 29°30′29″N 98°34′50″W / 29.50806°N 98.58056°W / 29.50806; -98.58056