1 August Rep. Ted Yoho Announces New VA Clinic in Clay County August 1, 2018 By Laura Pavlus News VA Clinic, 400 College Drive, Clay County, Quality of Life, Military, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center 0 REP. TED YOHO ANNOUNCES NEW VA CLINIC IN CLAY COUNTY Orange Park, FL – Representative Ted Yoho announced Wednesday morning the award of a lease on a new VA clinic in Middleburg. The new primary care facility will be located at 400 College Drive in Middleburg. Services will include primary care, mental health services, lab draws and select specialty care via telehealth. Once online, the clinic is projected to attract approximately 4,500 new Veterans and serve more than 11,000 Veteran enrollees in the following years. The awarded lease has an initial contract for a 10-year lease. Construction timeline and activation schedules will be determined in post award design meetings that Congressman Yoho will take part in. In 2016, 2017 and again in February of 2018, Congressman Yoho hosted community stakeholders, leaders, and local veterans in the County to make potential bidders aware of the multiple proposals available for this project. Despite the first two rounds of VA RFP’s going unanswered, Congressman Yoho continued to garner support of the project. In February, several proposals for the project were submitted leading to today’s announcement. Congressman Yoho has worked since 2015 to deliver the clinic and issued the following statement upon the clinic’s announcement: “I am absolutely thrilled to be able to share today that Clay County is getting their clinic. This project has been a priority for our team and I want to commend all our stakeholders who helped make this happen. There has been such a demand and a need for this project and I want to thank the VA for their efforts on this project. We cannot do enough for our veterans and look forward to the increased care and service that will be provided out of this clinic. While today we celebrate this milestone, we still have work to do and will be working closely with the awardee and the VA in design and planning meetings to make sure we get this to the finish line as quickly as possible. This is a major win for Clay County but also for all Veterans in the region. This is a project that we were not willing to give up on and we refused to let this chance slip away.” Clay County has a population of approximately 29,000 Veterans. Currently, there are approximately 11,000 Veterans enrolled for care within the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. In addition to maintaining regular communication throughout this process with local stakeholders, Rep. Yoho has launched a section on his website that is dedicated to the progress of this Clay County VA Clinic. This page can be found at Yoho.House.Gov. Updates will also be published regularly on his Facebook and Twitter feeds. The official solicitation number of the project is 36C24818R0322 and the full scope of the project can be found at FBO.gov. Attached Files 20180427-110100-Clay County Quality of Life Report 2017 - Third Edition -Final-Web 1.19 MB Related Clay Branding Study - Proposed New County Logo and a New County Seal After a year of talk and expectation, county commissioners have given the order to finalize a new logo and branding scheme for the county they hope will spur intrigue, tourism and economic growth countywide. Here are the drafts of a proposed new county logo and a new county seal. Will Ketchum of Burdette-Ketchum, which created the brand, suggested the new county seal would also differentiate Clay County, Florida from the other 17 counties named Clay throughout the U.S. Clay County's Pitch in the Park Hopes to Give County's Entrepreneurs the Stage for Success Clay County entrepreneurs are looking to give local innovators a chance to be in the spotlight, with the county’s first innovation festival, Pitch in the Park. Eighteen entrepreneurs were selected to present their startup ideas at 10 a.m. on January 21st at Town Hall Park in Orange Park. Each person will have two minutes to present their ideas to a panel of three judges and the audience. Clay Commission Discussing Rebranding County Image The Clay County Commission this month is expected to consider recommendations to showcase the county’s natural, historic and recreational resources as well as its communities to best attract tourism, new businesses and residents. Clay County Home to Top Ranking ZIP Codes Clay County is proud to have 5 of the top 18 ranking ZIP codes for year-over-year growth in average single-family homes in Northeast Florida. Construction of the First Coast Express is fueling this increase. Clay County population growth projections are by-far the largest in the region for the next 10 to 15 years. Concurrently, 77% of Clay County residents commute into neighboring counties to work. Clay County is home to the second highest wage earners in the region. To learn more about business opportunities in Clay County, Florida call 904.375.9394. Clay EDC Awarded $89K as Gov. Scott Announces More Than $2.2M for Florida Defense Communities The Clay County Economic Development Corporation received an $89,000 Defense Reinvestment Grant to aggressively strengthen and diversify the non-defense economy while promoting the area’s military training operations at the Camp Blanding JTC and NAS Jacksonville. ST. VINCENT'S CLAY COUNTY EARNS NATIONAL CERTIFICATION St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County recently earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for both knee and hip replacement. The designation is a symbol of quality recognizing an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.