Late Breaking News
Manhattan VA to Reopen in March
WASHINGTON—The VA New York Harbor Healthcare System’s Manhattan facility is expecting to reopen its outpatient clinics next month and plans are in place to reopen the inpatient services by July 1, according to the VA.
The facility, which is located at 423 East 23rd Street, was shut down last year after sustaining major flood damage during Hurricane Sandy. Prior to the storm 100 patients were transferred to neighboring VA facilities.
Currently patients who would normally receive care at the Manhattan VA Medical Center have been receiving care at other medical centers and community based outpatient clinics.
“Our goal has not changed. We continue to provide care for our veterans during this time and are working aggressively to restore the medical center to full operating capacity as quickly as possible,” said Martina A. Parauda, Director of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System in a written statement.
The facility will benefit from $207 million allocated in funding in recently passed legislation that has been earmarked for the Manhattan facility, according to Parauda.
“This money for a Major Project will allow us to move forward with our plans to redesign the facility, creating a new home for outpatient clinics and move utilities above sea level,” she explained on the facility’s facebook page in January. “This is great news for our continuity of care. Again, this does not impact the work we are already doing, cleaning and refurbishing and replacing utilities to reopen our outpatient clinic services in March. The Major Project will come later, once all services have been restored to the Manhattan Campus.”
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