Courtesy: U.S. Department of VA
KERNERSVILLE, NC--The ground breaking ceremony for the Kernersville Health Care Center originally scheduled for October 18th has been postponed.
Organizers have been forced to delay the ceremony because of the government shutdown. A VA Medical Center spokeswoman told WFMY News 2's Liz Crawford that travel is limited and many guests such as congressional staffers, agency workers, and affiliate employees would not be able to attend.
This will not affect the construction process. Only the ground breaking ceremony will be delayed. Construction will still begin on time with a scheduled completion date sometime in 2016.
Organizers handed out 500 flyers promoting the October 18th ceremony where they expect as many as 300 people to attend. The rescheduled date will be announced after the government shutdown is resolved.
The Kernersville Veterans Affairs Health Care Center will provide easier access to care for Veterans in the Triad area. The HCC will offer enhanced out-patient primary care and specialty services for an estimated 34,000 Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system.
The Kernersville Health Care Center, a four-story health care facility, will be located on a 40-acre site and will provide more than 20 different medical services to VA patients.
Click here to learn about the medical services to be offered at the Kernersville HCC.
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