SACRAMENTO, California --
VA Palo Alto Health Care System and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District awarded a $143.5 million construction contract on August 29 to S. J. Amoroso Construction Company of Redwood City, California, to build a new patient care facility near Stockton.
The contract includes construction of a new 158,000 square-foot Community Based Outpatient Clinic and a utilities building.
"We are excited to reach this important milestone in the project and look forward to breaking ground," said Thomas J. Fitzgerald III, Army Veteran and Director of VAPAHCS. "I want to thank everyone who advocated to make this clinic happen, especially our Veteran community in the San Joaquin Valley."
The new CBOC will feature VA's new Patient Aligned Care Team and an integrated mental health design that promotes staff collaboration in a flexible and adaptable concept. The PACT design also features state-of-the-art training and patient education spaces to promote group classes and collaboration, as well as expanded telehealth programs.
USACE is proud of its long history supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense with design, planning, and construction of facilities that enable our nation’s heroes to accomplish their missions and receive the care they deserve, both during their time of active service and beyond.
“Our partnership with VA is strong,” said Col. James Handura, the Sacramento District commander. “This new facility will greatly enhance the care VA provides to the Veterans in Stockton and beyond, and we’re proud to be a part of it.”
Groundbreaking for the new clinic, located on 6505 Manthey Road in French Camp, is expected to take place in the fall of 2019. With this timeline, construction is anticipated to be completed in 2022.
About VA Palo Alto Health Care System
The VA Palo Alto Health Care System consists of three inpatient facilities located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Livermore, Calif. Also, there are seven outpatient clinics in San Jose, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, Sonora and Fremont, Calif. These nationally-recognized facilities provide award-winning medical care and cutting-edge technology. Along with its academic affiliate at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the more than 6,200 staff and volunteers operate nearly 900 beds, including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary, showing its more than 85,000 enrolled Veterans that they are “Serving those who Served.” Visit us on the web at www.paloalto.va.gov. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District
The Sacramento District was formed in 1929 from the San Francisco District, formed in 1866. It is the second largest USACE district in the contiguous United States, encompassing parts of eight western states and employing approximately 1,000 military and civilian employees. The district’s primary missions of military construction, civil works, emergency operations, recreation management and regulation contribute to reducing flood risk in the Central Valley and ensuring responsible management of the nation’s water resources.