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2010 VA/DoD Joint Venture Conference “The Way Ahead” Buckley AFB & Denver VA 26 Oct 10 Lt Col Scot S. Spann Administrator, 460 MDG Buckley AFB Peggy W.

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1 2010 VA/DoD Joint Venture Conference “The Way Ahead” Buckley AFB & Denver VA 26 Oct 10 Lt Col Scot S. Spann Administrator, 460 MDG Buckley AFB Peggy W. Kearns Associate Director Eastern Colorado Health Care System

2 Taking care of our nations warriors – Past & Present 2 Agenda History Joint Mission & Vision Demographics & Workload Resources –Staffing –Budget Opportunities Project Eagle Update –Timeline (2007 – 2014) –Site: Fitzsimmons Medical Campus –Current Progress –Challenges AFA Initiative Conclusion Questions

3 Taking care of our nations warriors – Past & Present 3 History 2003 – Fitzsimons Regional Federal Medical Center Act of 2003 – Act called for a Joint federal tower 2004 – Plans for Fitzsimons Campus Completed - Combined VA/DoD effort – Land available from the UCH inadequate for federal tower footprint 2007 – DoD reopened possibility of entering the project 2008 – Denver Tiger Team established and CONOPS created – 30 April 2008: Denver VA & MDG joint partnership kick-off 2009 – Overall Project Eagle established; ECD Feb 2014 – Decision to include inpatient tower – #1 priority to complete DoD Clinic Feb – Project Eagle schematic & design development

4 Taking care of our nations warriors – Past & Present 4 Joint Mission & Vision Mission: Honoring America’s warfighters, military dependents & veterans through the provision of exceptional preventative and curative health services Vision: Achieve integrated VA/DoD healthcare facility providing seamless care to Denver- area warriors, families & veterans

5 Taking care of our nations warriors – Past & Present Eligible Beneficiaries Enrolled Population Veterans Affairs Aurora/Denver Locale only 60,00035,500 Dept of Defense Buckley AFB & Tenants 57,0009,000 Combined Total117,00044,500 5 Demographics/Workload Workload: 600,000 annual outpatient medical visits

6 Taking care of our nations warriors – Past & Present Staff (FTEs)Budget Veterans Affairs Aurora/Denver Locale only 1,800+$296 Million Dept of Defense 460 th Medical Group 165$15 Million Combined Staff~2,000$311 Million 6 Resources

7 Taking care of our nations warriors – Past & Present 7 Opportunities Utilization of VA excess capacity or capability –VA must meet TRICARE Prime access standards –VA Reference Lab MDG currently utilizes LabCorp BPA Contract –Radiology MDG currently utilizes TRICARE Network –Offers Buckley a specialty referral base Possibility for future “Sharing” –BLS for Healthcare Providers, Advanced Trauma Life Support Education and Training Mediman (Human Simulator) With Denver VAMC deemed as a MTF –Denver VA “Currency Platform” for USAF –Streamline transition of retiring/separating members One-stop shop at/near Buckley Clinic –Offers VA an opportunity to optimize capacities (CBOCs)

8 Taking care of our nations warriors – Past & Present Project Eagle Update 8

9 Taking care of our nations warriors – Past & Present VA USD for Health & PDASD/HA Letters Project Eagle Timeline ( ) JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecCY2010JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecCY2011JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovCY2012Sec VA AnnouncementVA GroundbreakingJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecCY2007JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecCY2008 Joint Executive Council ASD/HA letter PSASD/HA Visit Schematic & Design Development Dec JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecCY2009 UPI Buildout Complete JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovCY2013JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugCY2014 Dec DoD Transition to UPI ***DoD Lease Expires*** Construction *** Project Complete *** VA Transition 9 Construction The BIG” Dig Construction

10 Taking care of our nations warriors – Past & Present 10 Introductions Project Eagle Update CONOPS Review/Matrix Domain Updates –Governance / Management –Business Processes: –Clinical Services: –Staffing –Facilities & Logistics –Education and Training –Homeland Security Wrap Up Project Eagle Fitzsimmons Medical Campus Denver VA Medical Center Old Fitz University of Colorado Hospital Denver Children’s Medical Center CU Classrooms Nursing Home Spiritual Healing Future BioTech Expansion

11 Taking care of our nations warriors – Past & Present Recently completed Design Development (DD) 1& 2 –UPI building buildout that will house the 460 MDG Project Design Development complete: 24 Sept 2010 –Inpatient, Diagnostics & Treatment, Central Utility Plant, SCI, Research, Ambulatory Care, CLC and Warehouse DD 1&2 Peer Review for UPI building: October 2010 DD 1&2 Peer Review for Core, Shell & Structure for remainder of Project: October 2010 Kiewit Turner awarded Notice to Proceed: 2 Sept 2010 Strategic meetings on Governance and Sharing agreements for services: On-Going Project Eagle Current Progress 11

12 Taking care of our nations warriors – Past & Present 12 Project Eagle Challenges Aggressive time schedule for design Hard Deadline for DoD occupancy: Feb 2012 Information Management/Technology requires enterprise solution –Linking DoD & VA information systems (EMR) Title 5 & Title 38 – awaiting legislation change

13 Taking care of our nations warriors – Past & Present 13 AF Academy Initiative Concept of Operations Build a new partnership between VA & DoD at the AF Academy; utilizing excess capability & capacity Establish Joint VA/DoD Ambulatory Surgery in Southern Colorado Maximize Resources for Joint Utilization –Share OR Staff (Nurses & Technicians) –Utilize single support system (Equipment & Supplies) –Share Facilities (OR & Clinic Space) Realign Programmed Resources –Use DoD imaging, lab, pharmacy, and supplies –Remove VA Ambulatory Surgery from plan for new Community Based Outpatient Clinic

14 Taking care of our nations warriors – Past & Present 14 Resolved two separate Accrediting Bodies issues 1st General Surgery completed – July 2010 VA OR staff augmented AF OR operations during PCS and Deployment staffing fluctuations – Summer st Orthopedic Surgery completed – September 2010 Urology Equipment on order – September 2010 Ophthalmology scheduled to start – October 2010 Urology Surgeon search in progress AF Academy Initiative Goals / Milestones

15 Taking care of our nations warriors – Past & Present Conclusion A foundation has been set Progress continues More to come… 15

16 Taking care of our nations warriors – Past & Present Questions


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