The light rail isn't too far away if you enjoy a brisk walk at the start of your day. You can check to see if there is a bus connection that works for your time. Given the VA hospital is so close, there are bound to be options.
Check the county website and maybe even give them a call. You can also use tools online that will give you an estimate of time on how long it would take you to get there via public transit (google maps for example)