Congresswoman Shelley Berkley today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has signed a lease on a new Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), which will serve the healthcare needs of local veterans living in the Northeast section of the Las Vegas Valley. The new clinic will be located at the intersection of East Charleston and Arden.
"Community based outpatient clinics give our veterans access to primary and specialty care, mental health services and diagnostics at facilities that are close to where they live. The VA has now signed a lease on a new clinic location in the Northeast part of the Valley at Charleston and Arden that will open in 2012. Southern Nevada will see a total of four outpatient clinics that will operate along with the Valley's first VA hospital, outpatient clinic and long-term care facility. Together with the new VA medical complex, these outpatient clinics will ensure that our veterans receive the care they need," said Berkley.
Berkley fought to secure all necessary funding for the medical complex, located at North Pecos and the 215 Beltway, and wrote the legislation that transferred the 150 acre site to the VA at no cost to taxpayers. Earlier this year, Berkley and top Southern Nevada VA officials escorted one dozen Nevada veterans on a tour of the new VA medical complex. Berkley also meets regularly with VA officials in Nevada and Washington to ensure the resources are in place for completion of the medical complex and for the Valley's CBOC locations. Construction on the VA Medical center is currently employing hundreds of southern Nevada workers and will employ as many as one thousand permanent workers when the facility is fully operational.