HAMPTON VA MEDICAL CENTER | FMS PROJECTS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE | 4th Quarter FY 2015
RENOVATE / EXPAND SCI Phase II:
Estimated date of completion: November 2017
Location: Spinal Cord, Building 137C
The existing Spinal Cord Injury suite is being renovated by this project. It will expand SCI by approximately 12,000 square feet. The new space will allow for more patient privacy, with rooms becoming semi-private for 1 or 2 patients. Demolition is in suspension of work while the Contractor works on preparing the site for the foundation of the new section.
RENOVATE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT (ED)
Estimated date of completion: July 2016
Location: Building 110B Ground floor
The Veteran population who utilize the Hampton VAMC continues to grow at a rate of approximately seven percent annually and the current size of the Emergency Department (ED) will be unable to adequately handle this rapid workload increase. This project renovates the existing ED and reception areas, adding 3,000 sq. ft. of space for two Life Support rooms, four Fast Track rooms, two Triage rooms, future Radiology room, patient and staff bathrooms, staff break room and a storage area. The project will allow for faster check-in, less waiting time, more space and privacy in existing treatment rooms, new and more efficient designed nursing station with an overall brighter atmosphere. Also, when completed patient privacy will be further enhanced. Cubicle curtains are currently the only separation between patients which will be replaced with hard walls. Expected start date around December or January. Project is broken up into six phases and is expected to take 680 days to complete.
RENOVATE / EXPAND SURGICAL DEPARTMENT
Estimated date of completion: Mid 2016
Location: Third Floor
Buildings 110, 110A, 110B
This project will provide VAMC Hampton with the appropriate clinical spaces for quality surgical services and ambulatory surgical clinical needs for Veterans in a timely, private fashion. The number of operating rooms will be increased to 6 and one cysto room will remain in service.
Work on this project is phased to minimize impact on surgical service. The two of four phases that have been completed have created new ASCU/PACU space. The current phase will update employee locker and administrative spaces and bring 2 new operating rooms on line. This phase is expected to be completed in December of 2015 and the remainder of the project is expected to be completed in December of 2016.
SECOND FLOOR ADDITION - BUILDING 110B
Start Date: 2015
Estimated date of completion: January 2018
Location: Building 110B, 2nd floor, east wing
Construct approximately 28,000 square foot 2nd & 3rd floor addition (this building was designed to support 3 floors with 3 interstitial spaces) to house Specialty and Primary Care functions for this medical center. The Department of Veterans Affairs constructed half of the second floor during the Major construction project, 590-064, Ambulatory Care Addition, completed in April of 2001.
CONSTRUCT NEW MENTAL HEALTH BUILDING
Start Date: August 2015
Estimated date of completion: January 2018
Location: Franklin Blvd. Directors Quarters lot
Demolish, renovate, and construct space for outpatient mental health programs. The new space will provide services such as outpatient clinics, homeless program, substance abuse program, work therapy and mental health intensive case management. This project will demolish Buildings 6, 107, and 124 which total approximately 14,000 sf. Any adjacent spaces and building systems affected by this demolition will be included in the scope of the project. A new independent 2 story building approximately 25,000 sf will be constructed in the vicinity of existing building 6. The scope of work will include site work required to reroute Franklin Blvd to the east of the proposed building site.
CONSTRUCT SURFACE PARKING Phase I and II
Start date: April 2015
Estimated date of completion: December 2016
Location: Franklin Blvd and Various Parking lots along Franklin Blvd.
This project elevates Franklin Blvd 9 feet and reroutes it closer to the Chesapeake Bay seawall. Franklin Blvd will also be widened and become a two-way road on the South side, or front, of building 114, Palliative care. Upon completion of the project there will also be 289 additional parking spaces for Staff, Veterans and Visitors throughout the Medical Center grounds. Parking lots affected by the additional spaces will be Employee parking lot 22, a new parking lot in the front of SCI and a new parking lot at the Engineering buildings 9, 10, 11 along the water front at the end of Franklin Blvd.
The Senior Management Team appreciates everyone's patience and understanding during all of the ongoing, and future, construction. We ask that staff comply with the construction safety warning signs and barricade systems around all the construction sites. These signs are to ensure everyone's safety. For construction related safety concerns, please contact Alex Ramirez, Construction Safety Manager, @ extension 3506 or Alex.Ramirez@va.gov , for project related concerns or questions please contact Supervisory General Engineer, Jesse Bacon @ extension 2082 or Jesse.Bacon@va.gov .