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  • Veterans share stories of service, importance of new VA clinic
    November 10, 2021

    Veterans share stories of service, importance of new VA clinic

    Meet four of the veterans who will get their care from the community-based outpatient clinic for veterans opening on the UMass Chan Medical School campus.

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  • Diverse workforce goals exceeded in construction of new VA community-based outpatient clinic
    November 09, 2021

    Diverse workforce goals exceeded in construction of new VA community-based outpatient clinic

    UMass Chan Medical School exceeded diversity hiring goals in the construction of the newly completed community-based outpatient clinic  for veterans on its Worcester campus, according to the University of Massachusetts Building Authority, general contractor Suffolk Construction and UMass Chan.

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  • Veterans Affairs and UMass Chan celebrate ribbon cutting of new community outpatient clinic
    November 08, 2021

    Veterans Affairs and UMass Chan celebrate ribbon cutting of new community outpatient clinic

    The VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System and UMass Chan Medical School hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Nov. 8, to celebrate the opening of a new 48,000-square-foot community-based outpatient clinic for veterans located on the Medical School’s campus in Worcester.

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  • Ribbon cutting at VA clinic on UMass Chan campus to be livestreamed Nov. 8 at 11 a.m.
    November 08, 2021

    Ribbon cutting at VA clinic on UMass Chan campus to be livestreamed Nov. 8 at 11 a.m.

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the community-based outpatient clinic will be livestreamed on UMass Chan’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

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  • LISTEN: Kristin Mattocks details improvements in delivery of health care for veterans
    November 10, 2020

    LISTEN: Kristin Mattocks details improvements in delivery of health care for veterans

    For the past 15 years, Kristin Mattocks, MD, MPH, has worked to improve quality of community care for all veterans. The new associate dean for veterans affairs at UMMS talks about the future of care in a new Voices of UMassMed podcast.

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  • Final beam of new VA clinic placed during UMass Medical School ceremony
    October 08, 2020

    Final beam of new VA clinic placed during UMass Medical School ceremony

    The final steel beam has been placed atop the VA clinic under construction at UMass Medical School. The building, a collaboration with the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System, is set to open in fall 2021.

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  • South Road garage expansion project to impact traffic
    June 19, 2020

    South Road garage expansion project to impact traffic

    On Monday, June 22, construction activity for the South Road garage expansion project will begin to reconfigure the vehicle exit lanes and gates inside the South Road garage. All traffic will continue to exit the garage via the existing South Road exit; however, as drivers approach the exit area, they will be directed around the construction activity by temporary signage and barriers.  

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  • VA project update: Garage modifications and site work ongoing
    May 04, 2020

    VA project update: Garage modifications and site work ongoing

    Beginning on Monday, May 4, travel along South Road in the vicinity of the South Road Garage at UMass Medical School will be restricted to one lane in connection with the construction of the new clinical building that will house the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System’s community-based outpatient clinic.

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  • VA building project continues, changes to South Road garage coming soon
    March 30, 2020

    VA building project continues, changes to South Road garage coming soon

    The former Massachusetts Department of Transportation District 3 office in Worcester has been demolished to make way for the new medical building that will house the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System’s new community-based outpatient clinic at UMass Medical School.

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  • Changes coming to South Road garage as construction of VA building to start
    February 25, 2020

    Changes coming to South Road garage as construction of VA building to start

    Changes to the South Road visitor/patient garage at the UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Medical Center university campus will begin in March to prepare for construction of a clinical building that will house the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System’s new community-based outpatient clinic.

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