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Virginia VA Facility Construction 'More Than a Facelift'

The McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in South Richmond, VA., is undergoing $136 million worth of construction to improve the quality of care, according to an article on the Richmond Times-Dispatch website.

By 2024, nearly every department or unit will have been modernized, updated or fitted with private rooms.

“It’s more than just a face-lift,” Dr. Leonard Moses, McGuire’s chief of pulmonary, said in the article. “When I come to work, I feel the energy. You come on this medical campus now and it’s just pure energy. ... Everywhere you look, there are areas of expansion, driven by program initiatives.”

The goal is to make all the inpatient rooms private but also the way the hallways look and feel to improving flow and giving physicians the space they need to house the newest equipment and perform procedures that otherwise would not be possible, the  article said. 

Read the article.

 This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, FacilitiesNet. For about hospital campuses and other medical facilities, visit






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