June 10, 2013
BAY PINES, FL —The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will open a new 500-space parking garage to Veterans and their families in July. The new five-level garage will increase parking capacity at the medical center to about 3,000 spaces.
While the garage will primarily be designated for patient/visitor parking only, the structure is expected to alleviate overflowing lots across campus to include employee parking.
“Like all of our projects, this beautiful new structure was designed and built for our Veterans and their families,” said Suzanne M. Klinker, Director, Bay Pines VAHCS.
“The garage is located very close to the medical center and was designed to accommodate all of our Veterans – most importantly it provides much needed parking and will have an immediate and beneficial impact when open,” she said.
A celebratory ribbon cutting event is also being planned in conjunction with activation. More information will be provided when available.
The new parking garage is one of several ongoing construction projects occurring across the Bay Pines VAHCS.
For more information about Bay Pines VA Healthcare System construction projects, please visit www.baypines.va.gov/news/planning.asp.
About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 3,500 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The Bay Pines VAHCS is accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The healthcare system is also a three-time winner of the Robert W. Carey Circle of Excellence Award, the VA’s top honor for quality achievement.
The healthcare system operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring.
Every year Bay Pines VAHCS treats approximately 100,000 Veterans while providing a full range of high quality medical, psychiatric, and extended care services in outpatient, inpatient, nursing home, and home care settings. For more information about the Bay Pines VAHCS, please visit www.baypines.va.gov or “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vabaypines.