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Bay Pines VA to open new parking garage Sept. 18

September 16, 2013

BAY PINES, FL —The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will open a new 500-space parking garage to Veterans and their families on Sept. 18 for normal business hours. The new five-level garage will increase parking capacity at the medical center to about 3,000 spaces. The structure is intended for patients and visitors use only.

"We have been working diligently to activate the new 500-space parking garage located on the east side of the medical center," said Suzanne Klinker, Director, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

"Like all of our projects, this beautiful new structure was designed and built for Veterans and their families," she said. "The garage is located adjacent to the main hospital building and was designed to accommodate all Veterans – most importantly it provides much needed parking and will have an immediate and beneficial impact when open."

A formal celebratory event is being planned for early October. 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

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 or “like” us on Facebook at