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Left to Right: Cynthia White, Contracting Officer, CFM/Office of Real Property, Washington, DC; Dr. Rueben “Rudy” Clemons, Director, Lease Execution, CFM/Office of Real Property, Washington, DC; Dr. Katrina Baptiste, Lead Contracting Officer, CFM/Office of Real Property, Washington, DC; Nick Hall, Team Lead, Senior Resident Engineer, CFM/Office of Real Property, Washington, DC; Blake Springer, Resident Engineer, CFM/Office of Real Property, Washington, DC; James West, Resident Engineer, CFM/Office of Real Property, Washington, DC; and Matt Connolly, President - Government Projects, Developer, Molasky Group
Pike County VA Clinic Holds Ribbon Cutting
By Editor Becky Watts

ZEBULON - The Pike County VA Clinic held its Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, April 13, 2023. Veterans, elected officials, VA representative, members of veterans support organizations, members of the public, and members of the many organizations that worked together to make this clinic a reality gathered to celebrate a job well done and the opportunity to care for those who have put their lives on the line for our freedom.

The Pike County High School Band played the National Anthem while members of American Legion Pike Post 197 raised the flags in front of the facility.

The resounding theme of those who spoke on behalf of the VA was a goal of providing the best care and giving veterans the care that they deserve. Sacrifices that have been given by veterans were acknowledged and thanks for that sacrifice through care given at this and other VA facilities.

Congressman Drew Ferguson told how we cherish our freedoms here in this country and that we are eternally grateful to those who defend our freedoms. He gave a shout out to the local community for helping making this project a reality and thanked our veterans for the sacrifice that has been made by them and their families.

Some of the best advice of the day came from Rudy Clemons, Director of Lease Executions for the Office of Construction and Facilities Management, Real Property, when he asked the audience to “speak kindly” and said that he was trying his best to live life with grace and gratitude.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held in front of the facility with the help of the first veteran to be served at the Pike County VA Facility, Troy Nixon, Jr. Troy was presented with a plaque and helped cut the ribbon in celebration of the official grand opening of the Pike County VA Clinic.

This was also an opportunity for veterans to learn about services that are provided under the PACT Act which expands benefits to those who suffer from exposure to burn pits, Agent Orange, etc. to ensure access to high quality care.

Many support organizations were set up inside to provide information to veterans about help that is available as well helping service members begin and check on their claims for veterans disability compensation and related compensation benefits.

The Pike County VA Clinic is located at 9528 US Highway 19 in Zebulon and is open to serve veterans Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Veterans can call the Pike County VA Clinic at 770-567-7500 and speak directly to someone in Zebulon by dialing the 6 digit extension of 592090. [Note from the Editor: This will skip the wait time on the Atlanta VA phone system and go directly to the Zebulon Clinic.]

Veterans can find out more about what is offered at this outpatient clinic through primary care and specialty health services by clicking here: www.va.gov/atlanta-health-care/locations/pike-county-va-clinic/

History of the Pike County VA Clinic

Click on any of the following links to read the history of the Pike County VA Clinic including breaking news of where the clinic would be located.

BREAKING NEWS: The Atlanta VA Health Care System Continues to Expand Access (Published October 3, 2019)

BREAKING NEWS: VA Location Will Be the Edwards Property by the North Zebulon City Limits (Published October 21, 2019)

VA Clinic in Zebulon Nearing Completion (Published May 21, 2019)

BREAKING NEWS: VA Clinic to See First Patients on Monday, July 18, 2022 (Published July 14, 2022)

BREAKING NEWS: City of Zebulon to Annex the VA Clinic (Published June 8, 2022)