VA Announces $1 Million Design Contract for Seismic Upgrade
Deficiencies to Be Corrected in Building Housing Inpatient Wards and Community Living Center
WASHINGTON (May 2, 2011) – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is awarding a contract for construction documents totaling more than $1 million to correct seismic deficiencies in the nursing tower and Community Living Center at the Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, Wash.
“A top priority for VA is providing high quality medical care in a safe environment for our nation’s Veterans,” Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki said. “America’s Veterans have earned the very best that this nation has to offer.”
The $1.1 million contract was awarded to Stantec Architecture of San Francisco. The nursing tower and Community Living Center serve as the inpatient wards in the main hospital.
Last year, VA spent more than $2.2 billion in Washington on behalf of the state’s 637,000 Veterans. VA operates major medical centers in Lakewood and Seattle, plus outpatient clinics and Vet Centers across the state and a national cemetery.