Outpatient demand swells VA campus

COURTESY PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER
ADDING ON: An addition under construction at the Providence VA Medical Center. The new wing will house a mental-health clinic and specialty labs.
COURTESY PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER ADDING ON: An addition under construction at the Providence VA Medical Center. The new wing will house a mental-health clinic and specialty labs.
Four years ago, the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center recorded 306,000 outpatient visits. A year ago, that number zoomed to 354,000. The swell in outpatient treatment has led to a corresponding boom in construction at the medical complex. Within the last few years workers have built surgical and MRI suites and installed new medical-imaging machines.…

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