New $46 million VA Clinic opening Tuesday

Tuesday is the grand opening of the new VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Lincoln
courtesy: nebraska.va.gov

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- On March 2, the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System will open the doors to a new 90,000 square-foot, $46 million VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) to area Veterans.

“This is a great day for our area Veterans as we open this amazing new clinic,” said B. Don Burman, director of VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. “We are excited to continue to provide our Veterans with the health care they have so rightly earned in a new state-of-the-art clinic that has been designed with their specific needs in mind.”

Authorized by the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, the new CBOC replaces the old VA medical facility that was in Lincoln since 1930.

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This is the first time Veterans will receive health care in a completely modernized facility since the opening of the old facility over 90 years ago. Today, the facility in Lincoln gives support to around 10,000 Veterans.

“The staff here is really excited to move into this amazing new space and begin this next chapter of providing care for our Veterans,” said Kim Shambaugh-Miller, nursing director at the Lincoln VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. “We think that our Veterans will be really pleased when they see the new clinic space that was designed with them specifically in mind. The new building is much easier to navigate to the various clinics and the spaces are much more open than they were in the old building. They will still see the same friendly faces they saw in the old clinic, but everything else will be completely new.”

The new clinic will be staffed by around 250 VA health care specialists who will provide services in a wide range of areas including Mental Health, Women’s Health, Optometry, Podiatry, Radiology, Prosthetics, Dental, Audiology, Infusion Therapy, Physical Therapy, Telehealth, and Multi-Specialities.

The new clinic is located at 420 Victory Park Drive in Lincoln.

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