Faced with the challenge of procuring funds to upgrade an aging medical center in Omaha, the Department of Veterans Affairs turned to the flexibility of a public-private partnership to streamline the delivery process and optimize value.
Public-private partnerships, which combine resources from both public and private sources and similarly share risk, have been increasingly leveraged by state and federal entities since 2010. They have been used extensively to deliver major infrastructure projects such as highway and transportation improvements, and in August 2020, the VA completed the Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center, the department’s first healthcare project delivered through a public-private partnership.
“Delivering Healthcare Through Public-Private Partnerships” was originally published in The Military Engineer May-June 2021 issue.
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