VA Medical Center Coming To Kernersville

3:20 PM, Sep 10, 2012   |    comments
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Let the bidding begin!

Kernersville, the town that has dubbed itself the "Heart of the Triad" is getting a VA medical facility. A kick-off for the project is expected Thursday, September 13th.

Bruce Sprecher of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says the hope is that the VA will award a contract for the speciality care facility by October.

The VA is scheduled to have the facility open by 2015. When fully operational (not in 2015) there will be as many as 500 employees. The site 39-acres and right across the street from the Kernersville Medical Center.

 The facility will be for a health care center housing everything from mental, primary care, audiology, dental, prosthetics and same day surgery. This facility will also have oncology follow ups, neurology, urology and the GI clinic. Right now, veterans in our area would have to drive to Salisbury for those services.

Mayor Dawn Morgan the placement of the new VA health center across from the Kernersville Medical center will allow veterans who need longer care to simply go across the street versus having to be taken across town.

This healthcare facility is part of a growing number of sites. In 2000, there were 10 sites where veterans could get care in our region (NC, VA and some parts of WVA). Today there are 39 sites.

The health care center is one of three planned by the VA in North Carolina.  Click here to read more. 

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