VA Outpatient Clinic


On May 15, 2017, the VA Outpatient Clinic in Newark was dedicated as the Daniel L. Kinnard VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The dedication is in honor of Specialist Kinnard who was a medic in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was killed in action while providing aid to the fellow soldiers on March 9, 1968. Kinnard lived in Newark when he enrolled in the Army and was the receipant of two Bronze Stars while in combat. Congressman Pat Tiberi and Senator Rob Portman were instrumental in the renaming process and led the dedication ceremony with Kinnard's family.  

The Daniel L. Kinnard VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic was a $1.8 million project which started construction in November 2010 and opened the following year. The Newark clinic is one of four associated with the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus. Scout Development will construct and manage the 10,000-square-foot facility for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which serves 4,500 veterans. Partners in Scout Development Ltd., a real estate development firm involving Columbus attorney Jim Havens and Newark physicians Don Jones and Alex Juan, were among those participating in the ceremony. The clinic is located at 1861 W. Main St. in Newark.