VA cuts ribbon on new GSA-delivered outpatient clinic
On Sept. 1, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Pittsburgh Healthcare System and GSA cut the ribbon on a new community based outpatient clinic in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. This new state-of-the-art facility improves veterans’ access to care, including primary and specialty outpatient services not requiring hospitalization. GSA delivered the design-to-lease facility on time and within budget, just under two years after ground was broken. Located at 451 Mall Circle Drive, the facility opened to the public on July 31, 2023, and expects to serve approximately 400 veterans daily.
The leased space includes 67,000 square feet and 500 parking spaces. The clinic provides regular outpatient services, MRI, radiology, optometry, physical therapy and more. Other benefits of the clinic include close proximity to a growing veteran population, reducing drive times for many Pittsburgh-area veterans enrolled in VA care.
"I am genuinely excited about what this new clinic means for my VA colleagues, the community, and, most of all, our Veteran patients," said Prachi V. Asher, FACHE, Deputy Director of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. “The completion and activation of this building is the culmination of a truly collaborative process. With this new treatment space, we will provide more service and better service to our Nation’s heroes."
Summit Smith Development, a division of C.D. Smith Construction, was the developer for this lease project. Substantial completion was reached in March 2023.
Please visit www.va.gov/pittsburgh-health-care/ for more information on VAPHS resources.
R3 is also delivering an outpatient clinic in Chesapeake, Virginia. GSA began construction on this nearly 200,000 square foot clinic in October 2022 with substantial completion scheduled for August 2024.
Both projects are part of a national GSA and VA partnership allowing the VA to take advantage of GSA’s streamlined Request for Lease Proposal process for a program of VA projects authorized by Congress in 2018.
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