New Lincoln VA clinic opens to patients
"We probably cut that time by 60 percent based on just the ease of navigation that is building,” said James Bussa.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Lincoln VA clinic was officially open to patients on Tuesday.
“The systems we’re putting in place to get patients from the front door, the waiting room to their provider and back,” said James Bussa, site director. “We probably cut that time by 60 percent based on just the ease of navigation that is building.”
Officials started the day with a flag ceremony, then gave a tour of the new building which has a women’s clinic, expanded dentist office, and bigger rooms for new equipment and staff. 250 workers moved out of the 90 year old hospital, into the new space during the weekend.
They said the new 90,000 square-foot, $46 million VA community-based outpatient clinic is for veterans to receive the utmost care.
A veteran and lead dentist Shelby Tessendorf says they have the equipment to fit many needs whether it’s lifting a patient or attending to veterans in wheelchairs.
“We’re really excited you know, you’re a little overwhelmed with the moving process but super excited just to give veterans the care here in a state-of-the-art facility,” said Tessendorf.
The new facility is already seeing patients and has given some vaccines.