Gov. McAuliffe announces new Veterans Care Center in Virginia Beach

Posted at 7:24 AM, Aug 26, 2016

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joined Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms and other area leaders on Friday to announce that Virginia Beach will soon be home to the first Veterans Care Center in Hampton Roads.

The new veterans care center will be a state-of-the-art facility providing skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, as well as short-term rehabilitative care. The center will serve the Hampton Roads region, home to more than 200,000 veterans.

The new 120-bed facility will provide affordable, long-term nursing care for honorably discharged veterans; Virginia residents at the time of admission or entry to Armed Forces; and people who meet the medical requirements for level of care if the facility provides the level of care that is needed.

“This is terrific news for our veterans, the heroes who have given everything to serve the United States and to guarantee our freedoms,” said Delegate Chris Stolle, a U.S. Navy veteran who helped make the center a reality. “We are now set to build a place in Virginia Beach where veterans can receive the help they need – the help they deserve.”

The center will be located on 24-acres along the bio-medical corridor in the Princess Anne area. The location will also allow veterans to have convenient access to labs, physical therapy and other healthcare facilities in the corridor.

“I am pleased to announce that the center will be built on land donated by the City of Virginia Beach, at no cost to the state,” McAuliffe said. “The new Veterans Care Center will be a state-of-the-art facility providing skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care and short-term rehabilitative care. The Hampton Roads region is home to more than 200,000 veterans, the largest concentration in the commonwealth, and we owe it to them and their families to build this new facility.”

The new Hampton Roads Veterans Care Center and another being built in Northern Virginia will result in about 600 new jobs in those areas.