VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System
Pahrump CBOC Grand Opening
The Department of Veterans Affairs, along with The Neenan Company, a fully integrated design-build firm based in Colorado, are pleased to announce the completion of the Pahrump (Nev.) Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The highly anticipated project will help to meet the demand for an updated VA clinic within Nye County, Nev.
The new 15,000-square-foot facility replaces a smaller VA clinic and, with a modern facility, is ultimately able to better serve the healthcare needs of a rural area with an expanding Veteran population.
“This marks the beginning of the next chapter of Veterans healthcare in Nye County,” said Peggy Kearns, director and CEO of the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System. “This state-of-the-art facility gives our Pahrump medical team the ability to better provide high-quality healthcare to more than 2,400 veterans locally today, as well as the capability to expand services as needed in the years to come.”
With 12 examination and procedure rooms, including two rooms dedicated to women’s health, as well as two specially designed for telehealth, Kearns said the Pahrump clinic has vaulted the delivery of healthcare to the next level. “I believe this new clinic will be upheld as the benchmark nationally for delivering VA rural healthcare in the 21st century,” she concluded.
The new Pahrump VA clinic will provide local veterans with the same level of services as the previous facility, including primary care, mental health, social work, and laboratory procedures. But, with the nearest VA medical center located in North Las Vegas, the new space also provides expanded access to direct care from the hospital via more than 20 telehealth programs – reducing wait times and, in many cases, the need for patients to travel.
The Neenan Company served as the architect and general contractor, partnering with government real estate specialist WD Schorsch LLC/Pahrump VA LLC for the government leaseback project. The medical clinic was built to LEED Silver certification standards. The interior building color palette was selected to highlight the Pahrump-area plants, sunsets and rock formations. Local subcontractors were employed to assist with the project’s material testing, earthwork, utilities, asphalt paving, concrete, insulation, glazing and building signage.
“We’re very proud to have completed our third project with the Department of Veterans Affairs,” said David Shigekane, president of The Neenan Company. “The Neenan Company is thrilled to have the opportunity to provide our healthcare design expertise to benefit veterans.”
The grand opening ceremony was held on Nov. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at 220 South Lola Lane in Pahrump, kicking off Veterans Day weekend in Southern Nevada.
About The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System:
Since 1972, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. VASNHS ensures outpatient and inpatient services are available to more than 158,000 Veterans residing in Southern Nevada with an official catchment area of Clark, Lincoln, and Nye counties.
About The Neenan Company:
The Neenan Company is a fully integrated design-build firm that specializes in the architecture and construction of commercial, education and healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The firm is based in Colorado and was a 2013 recipient of the national American Business Ethics Award. More information is available at www.neenan.com.