Taking care of vets: Neenan Completes its Second United States Veterans Affairs facility
In a state with a VA hospital that is $200 million over budget and heading to court over who should pay for design changes, we thought it was a good time to share two of our VA success stories that take care of our vets and use taxpayer money responsibly.
On September 13, 2013 a large crowd gathered to celebrate the grand opening of The United States Department of Veterans Affairs’ Pueblo Clinic. This 34,000 square foot outpatient medical facility, designed and built by The Neenan Company will provide high-quality healthcare to Pueblo area veterans. The project consists of a 27,000 square foot renovation and a 6,000 square foot addition to create a welcoming and modern medical facility to serve veterans of the United States. Construction on the facility began in October of 2012 and is being delivered on-time and on-budget.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs’ Pueblo Clinic includes space for primary care, general radiology, physical therapy, audiology, a pharmacy, veteran support services, a biomed repair, warehouse, group conference rooms, mental health, optometry, and dental.
Grand Junction Facility:
Neenan also completed an addition to the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center in July of 2011. The 31,000 SF addition was built on top of an existing two-story clinic, and also ties into the third floor of the existing seven-story inpatient bed tower. The surgery area in the addition features four operating rooms, two endoscopy rooms, an intensive care unit with five negative-pressure patient rooms, pre-op/post acute care unit with eleven bays, nurses station and support spaces.
The addition replaced the older operating rooms in the facility. The new space enables the consolidation of surgical services previously located in multiple areas, which frees up space throughout the facility to allow for new services to be added on the campus in the future. The result is an increase in staff communications, improved infection control, and more efficient hospital operations.
The Neenan Company is grateful to our veterans and appreciates their service. We show our respect by creating the best healthcare spaces on-time and on-budget, how do you appreciate the United States veterans?