The VA Health Care System (VAHCS) opened it's new facility in October 1995, and consists of nearly 250,000 square feet housed within a four story building. A new 29,000 square foot East Wing Clinical Addition was opened in June 2008. The VAHCS provides primary and specialized ambulatory services to veterans in the El Paso and surrounding counties and also operates a Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Consultants and fee-basis specialists supplement the medical staff. Inpatient care for acute medical and surgical emergencies is provided through an extensive VA/DOD Sharing Agreement with William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC). The VAHCS has an eight room ambulatory surgical suite located on the fourth floor. Affiliation agreements for residency programs in internal medicine and psychiatry are administered through a consortium agreement with Texas Tech University and WBAMC. The VAHCS provides administrative support to a Veterans Outreach Center and to the Fort Bliss and Fort Bayard National Cemeteries.