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Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

 

OBVAMC East Wing Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

East Wing Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

The new department features greater functionality and improved design offering improved central monitoring, increased treatment rooms and improved waiting area.

By Shannon Arledge
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly renovated East Wing Primary Care Clinic, July 13. The medical center also conducted a Community Open House displaying a variety of services available to Veterans.


The newly renovated East Wing opens a new section of Primary Care that adds to the quality care Veterans receive at Overton Brooks and includes modern appeal expected in today’s hospitals. The department features improved ...design offering improved patient flow, increased clinical examination space, including space designed for women’s health examinations and an improved patient waiting area. The renovation is consistent with ongoing facility design enhancements. Improved patient flow is expected to improve clinical efficiency, access and patient satisfaction.

 

This section of Primary Care serves more than 4,200 Veterans per year. The improved area is more than 8,000 square feet and provides 30 rooms, including 16 exam, registration, triage areas, pharmacy, Mental Health, dieticians and Social Work. In addition to the improved patient flow this area now offers an additional four exam rooms and Women’s Health specific rooms.

The Community Open House displayed more than 25 departments and services at the facility. ARK-LA-TEX Veterans and members of the community asked questions and gathered information. The goal was to show how OBVAMC is working to improve access and for Veterans to learn more about the services provided by their VA.


Through the support of Voluntary Service and donations a hamburger cookout was shared with Veterans and staff members. Employees and volunteers served food and drinks until all hamburgers were off the grill.

 

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