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Higgins announces modernization of VA Western New York Healthcare System

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- VA Western New York Healthcare System is celebrating the renovation of inpatient unit 9D on Wednesday, August 1 at 10am at 3495 Bailey Avenue in Buffalo with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The renovation project completely updated 10,932 square feet for inpatient care totaling $3.9 million. The twenty bed unit features sixteen private rooms and two double rooms. Included in the project is the updating of all utility systems to support state of the art health care, increased patient comfort and energy efficiency. New heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, nurse call system, medical gas and vacuum, electrical plumbing as well as telemetry and elopement prevention systems make up the renovation details.

"We are pleased to modernize our building to better meet the needs of our Veterans," stated Michael J. Swartz, Executive Director, VA Western New York Healthcare System. "Having this bright, new unit for staff and patients to be in, allows them to have the latest equipment and environment for an optimal setting for healing."

"This investment in the Buffalo VA Hospital is an investment in the good men and women who served this nation," said Congressman Brian Higgins. "We are forever indebted for their contributions to this country and they deserve nothing but the best in care and comfort in return."

VA Western New York Healthcare System is a multi-site health care system in Buffalo and Batavia along with seven community based clinics, recently earning The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital, Home Care and Behavioral Health Care Accreditations. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards and to providing safe and effective patient care.