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Lebanon VA Medical Center

Construction

 

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Construction at LVAMC

The VA Medical Center has numerous ongoing construction projects.  The facility has been fortunate to receive funding to improve the environments where we deliver care to 43,000 Veterans.  We have not experienced, since the original construction of the facility in 1947, this unparalleled level of construction and change.

The many improvements we have accomplished and are accomplishing will continue to improve the services we deliver to Veterans for many years.

We will see more construction and more changes, as we continue our journey to Excellence in All.

Mr. Callahan, Director, says he is excited about "modernizing to prepare for the future".

Radiology Department

Click for Larger View of the Radiology Departments New AdditionThe Radiology Department will be centralized on the ground floor near Building 1, as seen in the artist's depiction. The new consolidated Radiology Department will offer imaging services in X-Ray, diagnostic, ultrasound, CAT scan, MRI, and bone density, along with a newly added Nuclear Medicine section which will provide a "one-stop-shop" for all diagnostic imaging needs. It will also have an additional elevator to connect to the second floor of the medical center to help control traffic in and through the hospital. The new Radiology Department has an estimated completion time of 2 years.

Construction completion for this project is estimated for 2014.

Surgery Center and Emergency Room Expansion

Construction groundbreaking was conducted on March 15, 2011 and building completion is expected by the end of 2013. This project consists of a new single story structure which includes minor reconfigurations to the existing Emergency Department space at Bldg 101 along with a 28,000 Sq. Ft. expansion. The building will be constructed with a structural framing system that has the capacity to accept four additional floors directly above the main ground floor structure.

This expansion will include:

  • New Expanded Emergency Department exam, triage, and waiting area.
  • New Endoscopy Suite which will include two Endoscopy Procedure Rooms, one Pain Procedure Room, and ancillary support spaces.
  • New Entrance/Lobby Area from the South Side Bldg 1 parking Area (this is now open).
  • Sixteen Pre-Op/Hold/Recovery Rooms.
  • Eight PACU Rooms
    New Operating Room Suite consisting of a Sterile Core area, Four new Operating Rooms and ancillary support spaces.
New Laboratory Building

A new laboratory will be built and connected to Building 1.  This state-of-the art lab will consolidate all laboratory functions into one area and be able to offer expanded services.  This project has been awarded for construction.  It is expected to be completed in 2013.

 
Oncology Renovation

 Building 1 2nd floor will be renovated for a new Oncology and Infusion area.  The renovation will feature a state of the art Chemo Infusion area with expanded views of the outside and multiple options for Veterans and their families during Chemo treatment.  Construction is expected to start in 2013.

 
New Entry Area Building 1

 

Internal renovations are underway to expand and improve the entry are of Building 1. The new hallway will be wider, and provide expanded views of the outside. Phase 1 of this project is expected to open in the spring of 2013. An expanded entrance is being designed to provide a new entry connecting the future Surgery Center to Building 1 and is currently in design.

Infrastructure and Utility Upgrade Projects
  • Renovate 1-2 Bed Unit (Construction ongoing)
  • Expand Sterile Processing Service (Construction Starting spring 2013)
  • New Entry Area Building 1 (In Construction, Phase 1 to open Fall 2013)
  • Water Line Replacement (Construction Starts Summer 2013)
  • Storm Water Site Correction (Construction Started)
  • Thermal Chilled Water Ice Storage Plant at Building 22 (Construction Started Summer 2012,)
  • Electrical Oil Switch Replacements(Construction Starts Summer 2012)
  • Water Tower Replacement (Construction started Summer 2012)
  • New Building 23 Roof (Construction started summer 2012)
  • CT Scanner in the Emergency Department (Under Design)
  • Emergency Electric Generator for Radiology and Lab (Under Design)
  • Widening of Lincoln Ave Drive - complete
  • Façade Corrections Building 1 and 17 (Under Design)
Building 2, North East Consolidated Patient Account (NE CPAC) - Completed 09-2011

Building 2 now houses the new North East Consolidated Patient Account Center (NE CPAC). The NE CPAC is an industry-modeled strategy aimed at enhancing billing and collection activities within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) through the consolidation of traditional revenue program functions into regionalized centers of excellence.  Lebanon will consolidate all of the work done for VISNS 1, 2, 3, and 4.  It is expected that 503 employees will occupy building 2 for the NE CPAC.

Construction began in July 2010 and was completed in Summer of 2011.  There were two construction projects (phases) associated with this building renovation. The first project (phase) was the complete interior demolition of all floors and replacement and upgrade of the existing utility services  to the building. The second phase was the complete interior fit out of the facility including all new utility infrastructure systems.

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Canteen/Food Court - Completed 11/2012

The Canteen has been renovated and is now known as the new Patriot Deli/Food Court.

The previous Canteen space will be dedicated space for the retail store.

New Corridor to Building 1 - Completed 11/2012

The existing connecting corridor between building 1 and building 17 had a slope which exceeded current criteria for the handicapped.  Due to its somewhat circular, sweeping layout, the new connecting corridor is longer than the old corridor, resulting in a slope which now meets current criteria.  The new corridor will also accomodate the ongoing project to expand the radiology services area.  Finally, the look of the new corridor is seen as a visual improvement.

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Building 1 Wing 4A - completed Fall 2013
Click for Larger View of Artists Rendering of Building 1 Floor 4A Common Area1-4A has been completely renovated and now houses patients from the Community Living Center. It now has an improved dayroom, no-lift set-ups throughout, and a number of other improvements to facilitate care for the Veterans. 
Building 17, Lebanon VA Medical Center Business Office -Completed Spring 2014  

The Lebanon VA Medical Center Business Office now offers a centralized check-in point through automated kiosks, providing directions to appointments. It was a multiphase project with an estimated time to completion of 2 1/2 years.

Click to View Larger Rendering of Building 17 Medical Center Business Office

The construction on the building 17 lobby renovation started in June of 2010. The project consisted of the renovation of the entire first floor of building 17, including a coffee shop, check-in kiosks, and sitting area. The lobby now has a 17,000 square foot addition.

The construction was completed in 4 phases.

  1. The first phase was renovating the old blood lab and Northwest side of building 17 for new offices. The offices are the new home to the Veterans Business Center, Cashier, Travel and Funds, Release of Information, as well as a new bathroom opened in December, 2011.
  2. The second phase was the construction of patient appointment desks that started in October 2011.
  3. The third phase was the construction of new bathrooms, a mechanical room and future retail store. Construction on the third phase started in 2013 after the new Canteen was completed.
  4. The final phase was the renovation of the revolving door area.
Behavioral Health Complex - completed Summer 2014

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The Behavioral Health Complex (2 pictures above) and the Expanded Behavior Health Clinic Services (left) have been built on the grounds near the Building 1 parking lot. 

The Behavioral Health Complex includes a TR House (Transitional Residence House) and a community building.  

The Expanded Behavioral Health Clinic Services will house the SARRTP and PRRTP programs with a central activity building and behavioral health administration offices.