Healthcare deal in the works for future Enterprise veterans home

ENTERPRISE, Ala (WDHN) — A deal could soon be struck for a national company to provide healthcare services at the soon to be open veterans home in Enterprise, the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday.

The ADVA revealed that on Tuesday, March 12, the State Board of Veterans Affairs voted to try to strike a deal with HMR of Alabama to provide healthcare services at the Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins State Veterans Home in Enterprise.

HMR is a corporation that provides healthcare and management to veterans’ homes nationwide.

According to ADVA, should a deal be struck and a contract pursued, it will go through the standard state evaluation and approval processes before being reviewed by Governor Kay Ivey.

The 182,000-square-foot Enterprise facility is projected to open in the summer of 2024 and will feature six wings, each leading back to a central multi-story fireplace.

Each wing will house nearly 30 residents with private rooms and ensuite bathrooms. The facility will also feature a chapel, salon, meeting room, and retail space.

Applications for the nearly 200 veterans home staffing positions and the approximately 174 residential spaces will open in the spring of 2024.

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