SCHUMER STATEMENT ON RIBBON-CUTTING OF BRAND NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART ROCHESTER VA OUTPATIENT CLINIC
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement to celebrate the groundbreaking of Rochester’s brand new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient clinic:
“Today’s ribbon-cutting of the long-sought new Rochester VA Clinic is a prescription for state-of-the-art care for our Rochester area veterans. The new Rochester clinic will serve 13,000 veterans in a modern facility that is nearly twice the size of the former clinic, with double the available parking, and with new services like on-site CT scans, dental clinic, and an expanded pharmacy. I was pleased to help secure the funding to make this upgraded clinic a reality to ensure Rochester area veterans receive the care they deserve after so bravely serving our country,” said Senator Schumer.
In September 2011, Schumer announced that the Veterans Health Care Facilities Capital Improvement Act he backed had authorized the federal funding needed to build a new expanded 84,000 square foot VA clinic in Monroe County. This new facility in Henrietta at Calkins Road is replacing the VA’s old 49,000 square foot Rochester Community Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) at Westfall Road. The new Rochester clinic will also double the available parking with 672 new parking spaces, and include new services like CT scan and upgraded dental clinic and pharmacy.