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|The official groundbreaking ceremony for the Consolidation Building on March 13, 2009. From left to right: Congressman Tim Murphy; AFGE 2028 Union President Keith Watson; Congressman Mike Doyle; VAPHS Director Terry Gerigk Wolf; VISN 4 Network Director Michael Moreland; Jake Ploeger of P.J. Dick; and Tim Powers of Astorino.
The new Consolidation Building is attached to the existing acute care hospital at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's University Drive (UD) campus. The new building will house outpatient services and 78 secure, private psychiatric beds. The design allows for ease of access to the education, multimedia, information and business center, as well as audiology and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient behavioral health.
- Cost: $75.8 million
- Architect: Astorino/HDR
- Contractor: P.J. Dick Corporation
- Project Start: January 2009
- Move-in Date: Summer 2012
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Highlights of the new Consolidation Building
- A state-of-the-art education suite featuring a multi-use conference room
- An updated library to serve both patients and hospital staff
- Integrated primary care and behavioral health clinics
- Distinct "day" and "night" areas with a nurses station in each, designed to help inpatients maintain routines of daily living
- Motion sensor lighting throughout the building
- An elevator designated to transport only staff and behavioral health patients
The Consolidation Building will open soon. Thank you for your patience during construction.