Sep 30 2011
Tate Zeigler (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today said he was very pleased that the Department of Veterans Affairs has completed the negotiations and signed the contract to construct a new VA outpatient clinic in Greenville.
“South Carolina has one of the highest percentages of veterans of any state in the nation,” said Graham. “With an aging population, we need to ensure they are able to receive the treatment and care they have earned.”Facts on the new facility:
The new one-story facility costs $3.8 million and will be constructed on approximately 3.2 acres of land in accordance with Veterans Health Administration specifications and the state of South Carolina requirements.
The new clinic when completed will have over 50,000 square feet of clinic space and more than 380 parking spaces.
The new clinic which replaces the existing clinic located at 3510 Augusta Road, will allow for approximately 16,000 additional Veterans to receive their healthcare.
The new clinic site will include state of the art equipment, as well as additional staffing to ensure that Veterans receive the very best care, treatment and services.
The new clinic will continue to offer Primary Care, Mental Health, and some specialty services.
The anticipated date of occupancy at the new site is the spring of 2013.