VA looks to replace community clinic

LIMA — The Dayton VA Medical Center (VAMC) announced it is looking for solicitations from property owners to house a new outpatient clinic during a press conference Wednesday morning at the Lima Civic Center.

The site will serve as the new location for the Lima Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) that is currently located on 1303 Bellefontaine Ave., where it has been since 2000.

The clinic offers health care services to veterans in eight Ohio counties including Auglaize County.

VA officials said the primary reasons for the move were parking and building constraints, as well as easier access to nearby medical facilities and major roadways.

“One of the main problems with the current location is there is very limited parking,” Dayton VAMC Public Affairs Officer Ted Froats said. “In addition, I know they want to hire more people and that means they need more space for employees.”

For the full story, see the Thursday, May 15 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.