Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia
Project Area: added 117,054 ft2
Services: Master Facility Planning, Architecture
The Vision of the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center (Clarksburg VAMC) expressed in its 2009 strategic plan is to improve healthcare delivery for Veterans, while focusing on quality, safety, and timely access to healthcare. Operationally, this means implementing best practices, promoting health within Clarksburg VAMC, local communities and nationally. Also, continue the importance of researching and developing of clinical and system improvements, advancing excellence in education of future healthcare professionals, enhancing VHA partnerships with affiliates, and encouraging excellence in business practices.
Clarksburg VAMC engaged an accomplished team of healthcare consultants, architects and engineers to assist with preparation of a strategic master facility planning. IKM Incorporated organized a team of senior consultants with broad national experience to complement the experience of VAMC management and medical staff. The planning team addressed significant site and building constraints, and is encouraged about the flexibility of the final product.
Three major additions are the catalyst for deficient space. Approximately fifty percent more space is designed herein the Master Facility Plan through the year 2019. Much of that is needed today, but VA funding limits the pace of change. The plan creates an orderly process of updating older buildings that will continue use, integrates new space and stays within VA capital constraints.