W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center - Salisbury, NC
Kernersville HCC groundbreaking set for Jan. 24
SALISBURY, N.C. – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Kernersville Health Care Center (HCC) is scheduled to take place Jan. 24 from 11 a.m. until noon, across the street from the Kernersville Medical Center, located at 1750 Kernersville Medical Parkway, Kernersville, N.C. 27284.
The Health Care Center will serve Veterans who currently receive care through the Winston-Salem Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). Much like the Winston-Salem CBOC, the Kernersville HCC will only provide outpatient services, but with a significantly increased capacity for expansion of services in the future.
The HCC will also offer a wide variety of medical services to patients, including a cardiac cath lab and dialysis services, neither of which are currently provided.
The construction of the Kernersville Health Care Center is yet another example of VA’s commitment to North Carolina Veterans, said VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network Director Daniel F. Hoffmann.
“It’s no secret that North Carolina is a Veteran-friendly state. We must be ready now and in the future to meet the needs of the more than 769,000 Veterans who have made their homes here,” he said. “Our goal with this Health Care Center is to deliver the excellent care they have earned and have every eligible Veteran make the Kernersville VA Health Care Center their medical home for years to come.”
Salisbury VA Medical Center Director Kaye Green added that she’s proud of the strides the Salisbury VAMC is making to provide the best healthcare and access for local Veterans.
“We are dedicated to providing the best care anywhere. Our Veterans deserve nothing less,” she said. “The Kernersville Health Care Center will no doubt help us deliver on that promise through state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated, caring staff in a convenient location for our Veterans.”
The new facility will provide top-notch care and be more convenient for area Veterans, said Steven Parris, Health Care Center Project Manager.
“Veterans Affairs chose to build an HCC in Kernersville due to the large Veteran population living in the Triad area of North Carolina,” said Parris. “We strive to make access to our healthcare facilities easier for our Veterans, and the Kernersville HCC places healthcare access in a central location for them.”
“The variety of medical services that are planned for this new facility will provide a single location for Veterans to receive their healthcare. This will help minimize our Veterans from having to travel to different VA facilities to get medical care and improve our ability to serve all of their healthcare needs,” he added.
Lend Lease (US) Healthcare Development, LLC, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. is the contractor chosen to build the four-story Health Care Center, which will be located on a 40-acre site.
When completed, the Kernersville HCC will have 280,000 net usable square feet of space and 1,914 parking spaces. It is currently scheduled to be completed in Spring 2016.
Any questions about the ceremony or the Kernersville Health Care Center can be directed to the Salisbury VA Medical Center Public Affairs Office at (704) 638-9000 ext. 3343, 5003 or 5009. More information on the Kernersville HCC and future construction updates can be found at http://www.salisbury.va.gov/construction/new/KernersvilleHCC.html