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Base Seeks Public Comments about Hospital Changes
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Base Seeks Public Comments about Hospital Changes

 

The Air Force wants to hear the public’s thoughts on proposed changes to the O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center.

The public comment period for changes to the center is now open and will close February 10. Nellis Air Force Base wants comments on what impact the plans at the hospital will have on the environment.

The Air Force wants to renovate all three floors of the hospital building. The Department of Veterans Affairs moved out of the building leaving more space for the hospital. The center will be reorganized to make better use of the space that is now available. The Fisher House Foundation also plans to build a Fisher House near the front of the hospital to provide accommodations for patients and their families during lengthy hospital stays.

Besides the restructuring of the hospital, a new and separate Medical Education and Training Facility will be built next to the hospital. The facility will replace a temporary building and allow the Air Force to expand medical training operations.

The plans also include changes to walkways. A sidewalk, turnstile gate and crosswalk would be built to allow people to walk between the O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center and the area south of North Las Vegas Boulevard.

The environmental assessment public comment process is part of U.S. Air Force regulations. Click here to see the environmental assessment.

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