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Second Fisher House Dedicated at the Audie Murphy VA Campus of South Texas VA

Are you familiar with the Fisher House Foundation? Currently, Fisher House has a network of 97 comfort homes reserved not for leisure travel, but rather somewhere military and veteran families can stay for free while their loved one is undergoing treatment at one of the major military and VA medical facilities nationwide. A second house was opened on April 5th, 2024 in South Texas.


Fisher House Foundation ~ "A second Fisher House was dedicated today at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans’ Hospital by Executive Director Dr. Julianne Flynn and President of Fisher House Foundation David A. Coker. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was represented by Dr. Antoinette Shappell, Deputy Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Patient Care Services.


The new home will double the South Texas VA Health Care System’s capacity to offer a home away from home to the families of Veterans who are inpatients at the Audie Murphy VA Medical Center.


'The addition of this second Fisher House demonstrates our commitment to meeting the needs of our Veterans and their families,' said Executive Director, Dr. Julianne Flynn.  'A home away from home where families can find comfort during difficult moments in their care journey.  We understand the positive impact it can make for patients to have family by their side, and this state-of-the-art facility makes that possible.'




The nearly 13,000 sq. ft. Fisher House provides lodging for Veteran and military families at no cost, allowing them to be close to their loved ones while they receive medical care. At full occupancy, this second home will bring the possible total savings at the campus to more than a million dollars in lodging costs per year.


'Many families staying at the South Texas VA Fisher Houses will come from great distances for specialized care, staying months at a time, and we need to support their loved ones’ recovery,' said Coker.  'Generous partners like Fisher House Inc., Amazon Web Services, and the Adam R. Scripps Foundation have helped make this new home a reality.'[MC1] 


This Fisher House is part of a network of 97 homes located across the country, in Germany, and in the United Kingdom. It is located on the grounds of the Audie Murphy Memorial Veterans’ Hospital campus. Fisher House Foundation is on the Road to 100 Fisher Houses with projects underway in Memphis, Tennessee; Detroit, Michigan; and the 100th Fisher House, which will be in North Chicago, Illinois.


The new South Texas VA Fisher House has 16 wheelchair-accessible suites; a spacious kitchen; large communal living, dining, and family rooms; a laundry room; and a shared patio. The home was gifted to the VA upon completion as part of the public-private partnership between Fisher House Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It joins an existing Fisher House on the campus and will be managed by the same team.


Fisher House Foundation proudly recognizes the generosity of the following contributors for their extraordinary support of our military and Veteran families: Adam R. Scripps Foundation, Amazon Web Services, Fisher House Inc., Men’s Wearhouse, MSG James [DN2] [DN3] [MH4] Volstad, USA, Retired, Enterprise Mobility Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. Peter (Thermis) James, Navy Veteran, Mr. and Mrs. James McGinity, Vehicles for Veterans, and the many gifts of a grateful nation. " ~ Fisher House Foundation



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