Renovation and Expansion of Healthcare Facilities for Veterans - VA Caribbean Healthcare System
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VA Caribbean Healthcare System


Renovation and Expansion of Healthcare Facilities for Veterans

Photo: Outpatient expansion ceremony

From left to right: Michel Hartley, VISN 8 Capital Assets Program Manager; William Picking Jr., Executive Director Constructions and Facilities Management; Wanda Mims, Director VA Caribbean Healthcare System; and Agustin Montanez, Advocate for Veterans Affairs, during the laying of the conrnerstone ceremony.

By Axel R. Roman, Chief Patient and Community Relations
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System is pleased announce the renovation and expansion of its outpatient-clinic building in San Juan, PR.

"As state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic procedures forms part of the medical care provided to Veterans, it’s vital that VA facilities are enhanced in terms of space, and comfortable environments,” said Wanda Mims, Director of the VA Caribbean Healthcare System.

The $47.5 million construction will provide additional space for exam rooms and supporting clinical functions in the existing outpatient-clinic building. That includes new clinics for dentistry, audiology and speech pathology, diabetes and infectious diseases care and other sub-specialty and primary care.  Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2012.  It will also allow existing outpatient services to be relocated when the main hospital is renovated to include modern space and building systems and improved safety for patients and staff.

To celebrate the initiation of this renovation and expansion the VA Caribbean Healthcare System held a "laying of the cornerstone" ceremony on January 20, 2011 in the San Juan VA Medical Center. Local dignitaries and leaders of Veterans Service Organizations were in attendance.



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