Since then, the initial site and ground work has been completed, with the first layers of parking asphalt, electrical and preliminary plumbing put in place, Begasse said.On Thursday, contractors poured the facility's 22,000-square-foot concrete slab, said senior project manager Kerry Chamberlin, with FPH Construction."We anticipate being able to meet the needs of our veterans in that area upon the opening of the new clinic," Begasse said. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, introduced a bipartisan piece of legislation last week that seeks to ensure veterans have access to quality care at community-based outpatient clinics across the country."We also have a robust network of community providers we partner with in the event health care demand exceeds our capacity to deliver it wholly in our facility." U. While the Veterans Health Administration owns and operates most of the VA's community clinics, including Kitsap's current Bremerton and future Silverdale clinics, a number of them are operated by contractors, which has created disparate levels of care, according to a Government Accountability Office report published in April.9481 Silverdale Way #213 Silverdale, WA 98383 (360) 692-3661 Located in the same building as Kitsap Credit Union, next to Grocery Outlet.
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That report found inconsistent oversight at community clinics presented a risk that the VA "is not providing one standard of care that is of high quality to veterans across VHA-operated and contracted CBOCs," the report said.
If passed, the legislation would direct Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie to implement oversight requirements that would require all of the VA's contracted community-based outpatient clinics to adhere to clearly-defined, standardized levels of patient care.
"We'll stabilize it for winter, and then you'll start to see vertical construction," Brown said.
"There's probably a week's worth of prep work to the floor to prevent cracking, put down sealers." Brown estimated construction could be done by October 2019.