- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A new Anchorage hospital for veterans and active duty military in need of mental health care has been dedicated to the late Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL who inspired the movie “American Sniper.”

The Alaska Dispatch News reports (https://bit.ly/1I90Iyx ) that the 36-bed Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital was dedicated Tuesday. It is part of North Star Behavioral Health System, a subsidiary of Universal Health Service, which is based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

According to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs statistics from 2014, almost 73.400 veterans live in Alaska.

Director of Alaska’s Office of Veterans Affairs Verdie Bowen says roughly 27,000 military personnel live in the state.

North Star CEO Andrew Mayo says he hopes the Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital will help those military personnel living in Alaska get the services they need.

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Information from: Alaska Dispatch News, https://www.adn.com


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