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Erie VA Medical Center

 

Erie VAMC Breaks Ground on New Community Living Center

November 22, 2016

11/22/2016 (Erie, PA) – Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) is pleased to break ground on the new stand-alone Community Living Center (CLC) on Thursday, December 1 at 10:00am. All are welcome to attend the groundbreaking ceremony which will be held outside the Erie VAMC Main Entrance facing the parking garage.

This new state of the art CLC project will be completed in two-phases. The first phase of the project will construct a 22-bed stand-alone facility that includes all private rooms and bathrooms, community living rooms for family and visitors, and a kitchen for a more home-like feel.  The second phase will add a similar stand-alone building with additional beds over the next several years.

“When Veterans become residents in our CLC units, we want them to feel at home,” says Erie VAMC Director John Gennaro. “That home-like environment and comfort is key to restoring each Veteran to his or her highest level of well-being, whether they are here for short term rehab, nursing home care, or for end of life care.”

The new project is part of a $25 million construction and renovation plan for Erie VAMC. In addition to the new CLC, the construction and renovation plan also includes the renovation of the existing and aged boiler plant, some exterior structural maintenance, emergency power generation, and revamping the main entrance for traffic flow.

“Erie VA Medical Center is a part of the redevelopment of Erie as we invest in the future of the Veteran’s we serve right here on 38th Street,” says Gennaro.  “The award of these projects shows a clear investment in our future and, ultimately, in the longevity of our facility.”

To follow Erie VAMC’s construction updates, visit www.erie.va.gov/construction.