As reporting in the News-Press today the groundbreaking of the new VA clinic in Cape Coral occurred this morning.
‘The facility at Corbett Road and Diplomat Parkway will encompass 220,000 square feet, nearly three times the size of the VA clinic in Fort Myers, associate director of the Bay Pines VA Health Care System in St. Petersburg.
The new clinic, when it opens in late 2011, will have a staff of more than 400 doctors, nurses, technicians and other medical personnel, said Dr. Ajay Dhawan, who will be chief of staff for the new clinic.
The clinic will offer an array of services, including minor surgeries, that are currently not offered in the Fort Myers clinic, Dhawan said.
Also, the new clinic will have a unit to serve women veterans with their healthcare needs, he said.’