Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
VA Breaks Ground for “World Class” Facility in San Juan
Oct. 2, 2006, 08:00:00 AM
“VA remains committed to bringing world-class health care and greater access to care for veterans throughout the
When completed, the structure on the southern end of the grounds of the San Juan VA Medical Center, part of the VA Caribbean Healthcare System, will encompass seismic and structural corrections, provide veterans with more privacy, and feature new electronic equipment.
The 225,585-square-foot facility should be completed in three years and will house 314 beds. It will be a stand-alone structure, complete with state-of-the-art building systems, fire protection and life safety devices, 100 percent emergency power, energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning and lighting systems.
The $84 million contract for construction was awarded to Heery International/PMC.
In Puerto Rico, the VA Caribbean Healthcare System includes the main hospital in Río Piedras, multispecialty clinics in
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