First Lady to Highlight New Veterans Clinic in Lewiston
August 7, 2012
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Contact: Paula Benoit (207) 624-7500
AUGUSTA – On Tuesday, August 7th, First Lady Ann LePage will join staff from the Department of Veterans Affairs and VA Maine Healthcare System to welcome and dedicate the newly expanded Lewiston VA Clinic. A ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 10:00am; veterans and community members are invited.
Relocated to 15 Challenger Drive in Lewiston, the VA Clinic was officially opened in February of this year. The new construction of the 29,000 sq. ft. facility includes home based primary care, mental health services, as well as pharmacy and laboratory services. It will soon be providing tele-audiology, imaging and optometry. This new clinic will also be a Center of Excellence for tele-medicine providing care to veterans in rural areas of the state.
“This is a wonderful way to reach veterans who might otherwise be going without needed services,” commented Mrs. LePage. “Maine’s VA Clinics have a very welcoming atmosphere and this clinic in Lewiston is a great resource for our veterans,” she added.