Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
VA Announces Contract for New Denver VA Medical Center
Nov. 17, 2011, 08:00:00 AM
Spinal Cord Injury Center to Be Part of the Complex
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a $580.2 million construction contract to build the Denver VA Medical Center (VAMC) replacement facility on the same campus as the University of Colorado Hospital complex in Aurora, site of the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center.
“This new medical center will not only help provide Veterans with the care they have earned, it will create good-paying construction jobs that invest in the local economy,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.
The new 182-bed medical center will include 118 beds for surgery and mental health, a 30-bed Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder Center, a 30-bed nursing home community living center, a four-bed blind rehab facility, a research building and parking structures.
The medical center will employ approximately 2,000 people and serve approximately 82,700 veterans.
All of the remaining construction options totaling $580.2 million were awarded to Kiewit-Turner Joint Venture from Englewood, Colo., on Nov. 17. The facility will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certified, making the most of renewable energy initiatives. More than 6,300 jobs will be created during the construction of the medical center.
The completion date of the hospital is scheduled for early 2015.
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