LEXINGTON VA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF FISHER HOUSE – Benzinga – Press Release


Fisher House Provides Free, Temporary Lodging to Military & Veteran Families 

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Construction of the first Fisher House on the grounds of a Veterans Affairs medical center in Kentucky started at the Sousley Campus of the Lexington VA Health Care System.

Construction of the first Fisher House on the grounds of a Veterans Affairs medical center in Kentucky started at the Sousley Campus of the Lexington VA Health Care System. The Lexington Fisher House will allow up to 16 Veteran families to stay free-of charge, serving families traveling to the health care system to receive care there.

The Lexington Fisher House will allow up to 16 Veteran families to stay free-of charge, serving families traveling to the health care system to receive care there.

Marine Cpl. (ret). Matthew Bradford and his family know first-hand the importance of a Fisher House. Bradford sustained severe injuries to his eyes and his legs after stepping on an Improvised Explosive Device in Haditha, Iraq. His injuries left him blind and both legs amputated. He spent time rehabilitating at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He and his family used the Fisher House there.

“Fisher House provided us the place to unwind after a long, grueling day of therapy,” said Bradford, who also sits on the board of the Friends of Lexington Fisher House. “With the huge, life-changing events I underwent, Fisher House provided us with all the needed items to get by day-to-day, so we weren’t stressed out due to hotel and travel expenses. Fisher House removed all the stress it could so I could focus on my therapy and my family could focus primarily on me and my rehab.”

The Lexington VA Health Care System has two campuses in Lexington, Kentucky with four clinics in Somerset, Morehead, Berea, and Hazard, serving nearly 40,000 Veterans in Central and Eastern Kentucky.

“The Lexington VA serves Veterans who travel long distances to receive our care,” said James Watts, associate director. “When you are sick or injured, or worried about a loved one, the last thing you want to do is drive home after receiving care, especially if you need to receive more care the next day. This Fisher…