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Bay Pines VA Awards Contract to Relocate, Expand Naples VA Clinic
October 3, 2016
New Clinic to be Twice as Large as Existing Location
BAY PINES, FL - The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) has entered into a new 10-year, $3.9 million lease agreement with HTA Commons V, LLC that will relocate and expand the existing Naples Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) to more than double its current size from 4,400 square feet to 9,300 square feet.
The new clinic will be located at 800 Goodlette Road North, Naples, Fla. – about four miles away from the current Horseshoe Drive South location. When the new facility opens, it will replace the current Naples CBOC. Bay Pines VAHCS officials expect the clinic to be open to serve Veterans in Spring 2017.
“This is truly an exciting time for the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and for the Veterans we serve in Naples,” said Suzanne M. Klinker, Director, Bay Pines VAHCS.
“When open, the new clinic will provide a patient centered environment and spacious accommodations for both Veterans and staff. It is an excellent location for us to be able to deliver high quality VA health care service in a comfortable setting," she said.
Since originally opening in 2000, the Naples CBOC has experienced continued growth in both the number of individual Veterans accessing the facility and number of appointments requested and completed. Over the last five years alone, the number of patients served by the facility has increased by nearly seven percent (from 6,627 to 7,082) while appointments completed have increased nearly 20 percent (38,384 to 45,839). During this same period, staffing levels have also increased about 30 percent (27 to 35).
“Over the last several years, we have aggressively sought to improve clinical services by expanding health care access and meeting the needs of our Veterans,” said Cory P. Price, FACHE, Assistant Director, Bay Pines VAHCS.
“Naples has been one of our larger focus areas, and we can now say we have made significant progress in providing a facility befitting America’s heroes,” he said.
Price, who has direct oversight for the healthcare system’s outlying clinics, said the new clinic is one of many projects and initiatives developed as part of the organization’s strategic plan.
“We are absolutely focused on transforming the way we deliver care to the men and women we serve,” he continued. “The new Naples clinic is an example of how we are transforming care and moving closer to becoming a 5-star organization in health care quality and customer service.”
All health care services currently available at the Naples CBOC will transition to the new facility. These services include primary care, mental health, women’s health, anticoagulation clinic, electrocardiograms (EKG), nutrition counseling, phlebotomy (blood draws and specimen collection), social work, and pharmacy consultation.
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About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 4,000 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is the fourth busiest VA health care system in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS 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. To learn more, please visit www.baypines.va.gov, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vabaypines, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vabaypines.