Since 2008, The Grand Junction VA Medical Center (VAMC) has grown at an average of 1,000 additional patients. The Neenan Company was selected by the US Army Corps of Engineers to provide design-build services for a much-needed third-floor surgery center addition.
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 will replace the older operating rooms in the facility. The new space enables the consolidation of surgical services previously located in multiple areas, which will free 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.