Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
VA awards contract to build new clinic in Mobile
August 12, 2016
MOBILE, Ala. –The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System is pleased to announce to south Alabama veterans that a new VA outpatient clinic is on its way, after the contract to build and lease a new facility to VA was awarded to US Federal Properties Co., LLC, this week.
GCVHCS Director Anthony L. Dawson, MHA, FACHE, is thrilled with the news.
“We have a sacred mission to fulfill, providing quality health care to veterans, and what happened this week is a very important first step in the process to give veterans and VA staff in the Mobile area a clinic a brand new facility,” Dawson said. “Our veterans in Mobile deserve the absolute best, and I feel this new facility will help us provide them with the high quality care and services they deserve.”
The location of the new clinic will be on the northeast corner of Interstate 10 and Rangeline Road. The usable area of the clinic will be approximately 65,000 square feet—20,000 square feet larger than GCVHCS’s current VA outpatient clinic located on Springhill Avenue.
Dawson said his project team will meet with the lessor in the coming weeks, leading up to a Notice to Proceed that will be given to the lessor. From the date of the NTP, the process to design, construct and activate (open) the new clinic is expected to take 36 months.
The current Mobile VA clinic is considered to be a “very large” community based outpatient clinic by VA standards, due to its patient population size. Mobile VA staff provided care to 12,128 unique patients in Fiscal Year 2015, and 10,748 patients so far this fiscal year through July (an “unique” is one veteran, one social security number). Fiscal Year 2016 ends Sept. 30.
“We need this new facility,” Dawson said. “I’m so excited for us and our patient population in Mobile. The future is bright.”
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