La Crosse health service lands Veterans Affairs contracts
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- Officials from a La Crosse-based company say they've landed four U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs contracts worth up to $3 billion to provide medical disability examinations.
The La Crosse Tribune reports that Logistics Health Inc. will provide medical disability examinations to roughly 600,000 veterans and people leaving the armed forces in nearly 40 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.
The company's founder and chairman, Don Weber, says the contracts will result in nearly doubling the number of its employees to 2,500 within a year.
Weber says the full-time jobs will consist of a variety of positions in the health care field, such as registered nurses, clinicians, data processors and IT workers.