Wichita VA med center to undergo expansion

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WICHITA, Kansas – Officials at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita announced Wednesday the facility will experience new construction that will cover its entire campus.

In a news release, Medical Center Director Francisco Vazquez said one of the projects will be a new emergency department building.

Vazquez said in addition to the 9,000 square foot emergency department building, the projects will include:

  • A new Primary Care building, which is currently under construction and is estimated to be completed by the summer of 2016;
  • A new Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography (PET-CT) and CT Imaging Building, which will allow the Medical Center to double the number of CT patients and allow for the capability of performing PET scans while adding three new ultra sound rooms;
  • A new Sterile Processing Service (SPS) Surgical Suite Expansion which is currently under design and will add a total of 18,000 square feet; and
  • A new Inpatient Behavioral Health unit that will include 8 to 12 inpatient beds for psychiatric treatment. A design for this project will begin in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2016.

“Some projects will provide additional services and patient capacity while others will add much needed space for programs currently in existence,” Vazquez added.


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