Birmingham, Ala. – The Department of Veteran’s Affairs celebrated the grand opening of the new VA Outpatient Clinic in Savannah, GA on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. The long awaited clinic opened the doors to patients on November 14th, offering services such as pharmacy, radiology, pathology, lab medicine, ambulatory care, rehabilitation and prosthetic departments. In addition, the clinic provides cardiology services and a women’s clinic, which were not previously available at the nearly 25 year old VA facility located off of Middleground Road.
Johnson Development was awarded the build to suit lease for the Savannah VA facility in January 2015. Partnering with BL Harbert International and Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Johnson Development completed construction on the two-story facility in May 2016.
This clinic will serve veterans in the Savannah and surrounding area who have been forced to drive more than 100 miles to Charleston in order to receive needed medical care. The new clinic is 70,000 square feet and almost twice the size of the facility that it replaced. The design and layout of the additional space will reduce wait times and the frequency of trips to the larger VA medical center in South Carolina. There is no wasted space and the patient flow is centralized around open work stations allowing ease in sharing information and collaborating on patient healthcare plans.
Johnson Development is the owner and developer of the project. BL Harbert is the general contractor and Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood designed the facility. In addition to the Lafayette project, these firms are currently partnering to deliver additional VA clinics in the United States.
About Johnson Development: Based in Birmingham, Ala., Johnson Development is a leading real estate firm specializing in the planning, financing, development and management of medical office buildings and outpatient facilities. Consistently ranked by Modern Healthcare as one of the leading medical office building developers in the United States, Johnson Development serves healthcare providers throughout the United States.
About BL Harbert International: BL Harbert International, LLC is a privately owned construction company with U.S. and International operations providing preconstruction, construction, design-build and construction management services. BL Harbert is currently building across the U.S. and in twelve countries around the world. The company is nationally ranked based on 2014 annual revenues of $813 million. BL Harbert International, LLC is consistently ranked a top green contractor.
About the Department of Veterans Affairs: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs operates the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers and other facilities.
About Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood: GOODWYN, MILLS AND CAWOOD, INC., (GMC) is one of the Southeast’s largest and most comprehensive architecture and engineering firms with offices located throughout the region and a national portfolio of work. Our team of more than 300 multi-disciplined professionals is equipped to provide all of the services associated with architecture, engineering, environmental, geotechnical, interior design, landscape, planning, surveying and transportation.