The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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March 26, 2013

Beckley VA Medical Center groundbreaking

Projects to enhance patient care expected to be completed by fall 2014

BECKLEY — The snowy ground was broken Monday at the Beckley VA Medical Center for two new patient care enhancement projects which are tentatively set for completion in early fall 2014.

One project will be an 8,000-square-foot building, located adjacent to the main medical center. This $5.8 million building will be used to expand the adult day health care program and house programs like community health and coordinating home telehealth.

The second project will be a 2,300-square-foot second-floor deck suite added to the medical center. This $4.4 million building addition will allow for the installation of a permanent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner within the medical center.

The additional square footage created on the first floor will be used in the future to expand the existing emergency department.

The idea for these projects has been in the works since 2007.

Beckley VAMC Chief Engineer Theodore Hamb Jr. said these projects will increase access for vets and provide more space to provide higher quality care.

By having an MRI scanner located on site, Hamb said veterans will not have to be transported from the facility to another location.

Congressman Nick J. Rahall was at the groundbreaking ceremony Monday and said he is excited to see the expansion of the Beckley VA. “The Beckley VA continues to provide excellent service to veterans, and there is no way to say thank you enough.”

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