SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton V.A. Medical Center is breaking ground on a new clinic.
They’re promising shorter wait times and better support from providers once the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) opens.
The clinic is much closer to Springfield’s town center, and at more than 12,500 square feet, it’s nearly 10% bigger than the current clinic.
Since they’re starting fresh from the ground up, officials say the building will have a better design.
“Our old CBOC in Springfield was about 20 years old,” said Jill Dietrich, director & CEO of the Dayton V.A. Medical Center. “The way we could add additional services was building onto the back which isn’t always the best for patient centered-care.”
Officials say the new clinic will be “designed with veteran care in mind”. An open-concept area for staff means better communication and easier access for patients.
“All of those services will be able to be placed close to the front of the clinic so when the patient comes in they can check in, walk a very small distance to their room and then all the providers will come to the patients and the patients don’t have to move from room to room,” said Philip Kirk, Chief of Engineering for the Dayton V.A.
The bigger space also means they’ll be able to hire more medical staff members, which in turn means shorter wait times.
“It’s very exciting and I speak for everybody saying we couldn’t imagine a better day to be able to do this,” Dietrich said. “This truly marks the start of a new journey here for Springfield veterans.”
The new space will be located at 1620 North Limestone Street.