Changes being made at Louis A. Johnson Medical Center

New entrance will welcome patients and visitors during construction

CLARKSBURG—  For veterans in the area, some much needed changes are coming to the Louis A. Johnson Medical Center in the upcoming months, and the center’s director Glenn Snider is wanting patients to take note of a few changes throughout the duration of the construction.

The VA has announced the construction of a brand new main entrance to the building, along with the addition of a primary care hallway to the medical center.

The ambulatory care build-out project is slated to begin on January 29 and is anticipated to take approximately 18-24 months to be completed. 

According to Snider, during construction the main traffic circle and current main entrance will be closed, and the Northwest entrance will temporarily act as the main entrance for volunteers, veterans, stakeholders and employees.

“I have also approved the hiring of temporary employees to staff this desk after hours to ensure veterans and their families will be able to locate the emergency room, as well as other services easily,” he shared.

The new traffic pattern has already been put into effect in preparation for work to begin. Snider asked that all visitors please take notice of the new patterns, as local transportation such as city buses, WV transportation and valet services will all be utilizing the Northwest entrance.

“I know construction projects are never easy, but I ask for your patience while we construct a new entrance and add a new primary care hallway,” Snider announced.

He went one to say that with the addition of the hallway, the facility will be able to give more veterans of North Central West Virginia more adequate access to quality care.

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“I thank you all for your continued support and thank you for everything you do for our veterans,” expressed Snider.