Mar. 18, 2013 – The New VA in Oakwood should be opened June 1.
According to the Times, The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs does not expect a slow trickle of patients when it opens the doors to the new Community Based Outpatient Clinic.
David Peters, project manager for the VA in Atlanta said, as soon as we open, it’s going to be busy.
But unlike the current, 4,500-square-foot clinic on Mundy Mill Road, space won’t be a problem for patients and staff when the clinic opens June 1.
Work has finished on the 24,000-square-foot structure on Tanners Creek Drive, off Thurmon Tanner Parkway and just north of H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway.
The new clinic will have 65 staff, up from 19 in the current center, where, as Peters said, “they are all crammed in.
One of the huge benefits of the new clinic is that it will save many veterans what can be an all-day trip to the VA Medical Center in Decatur.
Also, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are returning home with pressing health care needs.
Officials recognized more space was needed.
Copyright Glory 1330 2013