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News Release
VA Secretary unveils expansion plans, access to care for Portland VA Healthcare system (Photo) - 03/01/24

PORTLAND, Ore.–During the weekend of February 24, 2024, at the Western Governors Association conference, with Governor Tina Kotek, VA Secretary McDonough presented this plan for how VA is growing in Oregon.

The VA is working to aggressively to expand access to VA health care in Oregon and across America, because it’s proven to be the best health care in America for Veterans – and we want all Veterans to have access to VA close to home.

The following applies to the VA Portland Healthcare System (Portland & Vancouver)

The facility currently has $58.2M in active design or construction projects focused on replacing, upgrading, or expanding the facility infrastructure.  The facility currently has an additional $523.2M in active seismic construction. 

  • FY2024 Planned Investments 
    • Construct Primary Care, Mental Health and Virtual Care (Vancouver) - $12.3M
    • Construct Geriatric Psychiatry Ward (Vancouver) - $9.6M
    • Correct FCA HVAC Deficiencies Laundry/Warehouse (Vancouver) - $7.6M
    • Correct Electrical FCA Deficiencies Bldgs./Site (Portland) - $9.9M
    • Replace Building Service Equipment (Portland & Vancouver) - $1.4M
    • Replace Vancouver Underground Infrastructure - $3.5M
    • Update Specialty Clinics Exam Rooms - $1.7M
    • Replace Security Camera Systems in Portland and Vancouver - $3.4M
    • Upgrade Building 100 and 101 for Seismic Retrofit in Portland - $90M
      • FY2024 Planned Lease Acquisitions  
        • None
      • Strategic Direction
        • Additional long-term opportunities and/or improvements include modernize clinical spaces, address seismic issues at Portland VAMC, add additional specialty services, and an Urgent Care at the Vancouver VAMC.

“We are thrilled to have the support of Secretary McDonough which will allow us to serve our Veterans and keep them and our employees safe in these important areas,” said David Holt, Director or the VA Portland HCS.

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