New veterans clinic opens on Kauai

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A new Veterans Affairs clinic on Kauai offers bigger lab facilities, additional exam rooms and more offices.

Social worker Charlene Burgess told The Garden Island the clinic, which opened Monday, provides more services to veterans on Kauai.

Burgess said the facility provides much more space than was available in the previous clinic.

It has seven exam rooms, 13 offices, larger lab facilities and telehealth rooms, a conference room and an employees' lunch room.

Joe Clemenson, project manager for Shioi Construction, said the clinic will be environmentally friendly.

It will use solar tubes to minimize the need for electrical light during daytime hours, and a new air conditioning system will provide more efficiency.

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