In January, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ new Clarksville Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) at 782 Weatherly Drive.
TVHS Director Jennifer Vedral-Baron, CMO Clarksville CBOC Dr. Michael West, and Mayor Kim McMillan were among those who made remarks to the crowd that filled the facility’s extensive lobby.
“We couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to improve our service to veterans,” Vedral-Baron said. “Clarksville is among the largest communities we serve, and the demand for VA health care continues to grow here.”
The new 34,000-square-foot Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) facility is more than three times the size of the area’s current clinic. It will allow expanded access to Veterans in and around Montgomery County.
TVHS has also increased the number of patient-aligned care teams from six to ten, which will enable the clinic to serve about 4,000 more area veterans.
“What a wonderful tribute to our veterans here in Clarksville, Mayor McMillan said. “As we heard today, we are the 2nd fastest growing veteran population in the country, and our veterans deserve a facility like this. I am so happy that it’s here to serve those men and women who have given so much in service for all of us.”