Contract Awarded for new VA Health Care Center in Kernersville, N.C.
May 10, 2013
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Lend Lease (US) Healthcare Development, LLC of Palm Beach, Fla., to build a health care center (HCC) in Kernersville, N.C.
Lend Lease Healthcare Development is a national leader in the development, leasing and management of medical office buildings and outpatient facilities, specializing exclusively in the development of medical real estate for more than 25 years. VA will pay an annual rent of $13 million under a 20-year contract.
The HCC acquisition is for the expansion and relocation of Veteran services in the Winston-Salem area.
“This new facility will ensure that more of North Carolina’s veterans continue to have world-class medical care that they’ve earned through their service to our Nation,” said Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network Director Daniel F. Hoffmann, who oversees VA’s network of medical centers and outpatient clinics in North Carolina, Virginia and a small portion of West Virginia.
The contract with Lend Lease calls for a 280,000 net usable square feet (NUSF), multi-story building designed to be “maximally Veteran centric,” with 1,914 parking spaces. The project has a projected completion by year-end 2015.
The new VA facility, offering primary and mental health care with many other special ancillary services, will be located across the street from the Kernersville Medical Center, at the heart of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan area. Encompassing the cities of Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem, the area is home to more than 150,000 Veterans, making it one of the largest concentrations of veterans in the state.
One of three HCCs to be built in North Carolina, the facility is part of VA and Congress’ aggressive efforts to meet the ever-expanding regional Veteran population. It will be operated by the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, N.C. The other HCCs will be built in Charlotte and Fayetteville. The VISN 6 region has been the fastest growing in VHA since 2004, with sites of care totaling from 10 to 37 over the past 13 years.
To learn more about the Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, please visit www.visn6.va.gov.