VA Pittsburgh's Ambulatory Care Center is part of a revolutionary multi-million dollar major construction project that will enhance both behavioral health and ambulatory care services and achieve efficiency through consolidation of a three-division health care system into two divisions.
This state-of-the-art facility will include services such as outpatient rehabilitation, primary care, behavioral health, audiology, dental, adult day care, outpatient pharmacy, speech pathology, education/learning exchange, and prosthetics (orthotics).
The design concept reflects the technological advances in the delivery of health care and includes a color-coded way-finding system, increased parking, and wireless clinical IT systems to enhance the current computerized clinical patient record system.
The Ambulatory Care Center was built to qualify for silver certification from the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) green building rating system. The open and transparent process of obtaining LEED certification saves money in energy costs while creating a healthier work environment.
Pittsburgh-based Astorino designed this facility with direct input from Veterans and staff. Walsh Construction Company began construction in March 2009. Programs will begin moving into their new space in the next few weeks.
VAPHS will begin serving Veterans in the Ambulatory Care Center on Dec. 19.