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Fayetteville VA Medical Center

VA identifies contractor for new Wilmington clinic

April 15, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a lease contract for a new community based outpatient clinic (CBOC) in Wilmington, N.C., on March 31.

The new clinic will provide Veterans living in southeastern North Carolina expanded services in a larger, state-of-the-art clinic. Along with primary care and mental health services, this new clinic will also provide specialty services including optometry, audiology, podiatry, and neurology.

This 80,761 net usable square feet (NUSF) (99,933 rentable square feet) clinic will replace the existing clinic (9,564 NUSF) when it opens in 2013. The current clinic has reached its physical capacity for the current services provided for Veterans in the area. Additional space is necessary to support the ancillary and specialty services of this population of Veterans as well as to meet projected future VA enrollment.

Summit Smith Healthcare Facilities of Milwaukee, Wis., met all requirements and provided the offer most advantageous to the government. The annual rent will be $2,971,197 for the 20-year lease term, with a special purpose, medically-related build out lump-sum payment of $928,384. The new CBOC will be sited on the same 19 acres of Wilmington Airport land that was identified in the original contract, which was previously terminated for default.

Highlights of the new CBOC include:

  • Almost eight times the clinical space of the previous location
  • Expanded services for Veterans, including mental health, social work, women's health and telehealth
  • A modern state-of-the-art environment for Veterans to receive health care
  • A location more central to the Veterans in the catchment area, improving access and convenience
  • Expanded parking for Veterans (400+ parking spaces)

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Media members with questions about this release should contact Ed Drohan, Public Affairs Officer at edward.drohan@va.gov, by calling (910) 488-2120, ext. 5991 or cell phone (910) 224-2214.