|Published:||Dec 07, 2012 1:29 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 07, 2012 1:29 PM EST|
CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Dozens of veterans are getting an inside look at a new health care facility that's meant to serve them. Lee County's new V.A. health care clinic, located off Diplomat Parkway in Cape Coral, was just dedicated in a ceremony.
Four years ago, the building was just a sketch on paper. Now, it's a reality, and in 10 days, it will officially open its doors to the public. Lee County and Cape Coral leaders gathered today for the official ribbon cutting.
The facility is four times larger than the clinic in Fort Myers. More than 400 clinicians and health care professionals will work here. That's about 100 more than the Fort Myers clinic. It represents the city's push for more commercial development in this section of the city, and will give veterans all over Lee and the surrounding counties access to state-of-the-art care, keeping them closer to home.
The facility is opening on Monday, December 17th, but you will be able to get a tour of it from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. No reservations are needed to attend.