VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
VA Ann Arbor Announces Location of NEW Canton CBOC
Western Wayne County Clinic to Serve 15,000 local Veterans
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – VA Ann Arbor Healthcare system is pleased to announce the location of a new Community Based Outpatient Clinic on the border of Canton and Westland, off N. Lotz Road, near the intersection of Ford Road and I-275, behind the Super Walmart.
Once built, the almost 40,000 square foot clinic will serve Veterans in Western Wayne County, and will allow for the full implementation of the Patient-Aligned Care Team (PACT) model of care delivery, improving operational efficiencies and the Veteran experience. Not only will the new clinic provide Primary Care, but it will also include Mental Health, Laboratory and Pathology, and Imaging services to Veterans in a right-sized, state-of-the-art, energy efficient health care facility serving over 14,000 Veterans.
“We began work on this project back in 2014,” said Medical Center Director, Dr. Ginny Creasman. “Getting a new clinic approved is a big deal and involves a lot of stakeholders. So, we’re honored to be able to get this done and bring our services closer to home for so many of our Veterans. It’s going to make it so much more convenient for them to get the care they’ve earned.”
Johnson Development, LLC of Birmingham, AL was awarded the contract. Design of the $9M project will begin in October with anticipated completion in late 2021. The site was chosen based on many factors including; a demonstrated need to serve more veterans in the Plymouth/Canton area and ease of access with very close proximity to the I-275 and Ford Road interchange. Finally, the biggest challenge is finding a suitable location that fits within the defined limits.
“In Ann Arbor, we’re so proud and honored to deliver exceptional health care for our veterans,” said Creasman. “Now, with the first Fisher House in Michigan, we can provide the next level of caring for our heroes’ families.”
“VA is grateful to Fisher House Foundation and many community partners for their tremendous efforts to make the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Fisher House a reality,” said Koget.
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System has clinics in Flint, Jackson, and Toledo, Ohio and serves more than 69,000 veterans in the Southeast Michigan-Northwest Ohio region.
About VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Since 1953, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, including the VA Ann Arbor Medical Center, the VA Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), the VA Flint CBOC, and the VA Jackson CBOC, as well as the VA Center for Clinical Management Research, an HSR&D Center of Excellence, has provided state-of-the-art healthcare services to the men and women who have proudly served our nation. More than 69,000 Veterans living in a 15-county area of Michigan and Northwest Ohio utilized VAAAHS in fiscal year 2018.