New veterans health clinic to be established apart from Auburn Community Hospital

Auburn’s outpatient clinic for veterans will relocate in the spring from Auburn Community Hospital to a currently vacant building on East Genesee Street — a move that hospital officials said raises “questions and concerns.”

According to a news release, health clinic operator STG International has been approved by the Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center to become the new provider for an Auburn-based clinic to assist Cayuga County veterans.

The company said it will establish an outpatient clinic at the former Rite Aid pharmacy at 47 East Genesee St. The building will undergo extensive renovations before a targeted May opening.

STG International was chosen as part of the established Department of Veteran Affairs federal solicitation and award selection process, the news release said. Contracts for VA clinics are competitively bid every five years as a part of the process.

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