02 March 2012

New veterans' primary care clinic to be built in Tampa

A new primary care clinic for patients of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Tampa has moved closer to reality.

On 15 February, VA officials awarded a contract to Duke Realty of Indianapolis to build a 106,000-square-foot facility at Hidden River Corporate Park. Once the facility is built, VA will rent space from the contractor.

“This new facility will ensure that Tampa’s Veterans continue to have world-class medical care that they’ve earned through their service to our Nation,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.

The project, scheduled for completion in 2014, calls for a two-story building with primary care services now provided by the James A. Haley VA Medical Center. The contract includes 826 parking spaces and will create 320 construction jobs.

The clinic, which is located four miles from the Haley medical center, will provide primary care services for over 87,000 veterans in Pasco, Polk, Hernando and Hillsborough counties.

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