Contract: $1,002,885 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Jun. 25, 2009
0% voted satisfied - 100% voted not satisfied - 2 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The purpose of this award is to expand access to needed primary health care services specifically by creating better efficiencies and productivity though renovations and updating equipment.
Project Description: During the past quarter the Health Center (FHCW) purchased a digital radiography system replacing a film based X-ray machine for $48,738.40. FHCW also purchased a $35,000 computerized call center monitoring system. This system will be used to coordinate the scheduling of appointments in an efficient manner. Lastly, the Health Center put a down payment for $35,570 on a network bridge which will connect the FHCW with Umass Memorial Health Center (UMHC). The IT project to expand the bandwith of our connectivity with UMHC will be complete by the end of the next quarter. The status of other projects is as follows: First Floor Renovations The draft architectural drawings should be completed by the end of November for submission to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Building and Code Department of the City of Worcester. Once approved (no later than February 2010), a bid package can be created and distributed to local contractors. The awarding of the construction contract should occur in April 2010. Construction should begin shortly thereafter with completion of the construction by September 2010. Laboratory Equipment a.Chemistry and Hematology equipment have been identified from several vendors. b.We anticipate the decision to choose a vendor, negotiate the final price and sign a sales contract will be completed by December 1st, 2009. Dental Compressor system and X-ray heads a. We are obtaining additional bids for the purchase and installation of the compressor system. We anticipate this process to be completed by the end of October 2009. Addition Patient and Visit information is a follows: Visits Patients Medical 720 365 Dental 219 111 Ment Hlt 20 10 Enabling 1 1 Total 960 487 new uninsured 190 visits 110 patients existing uninsured patients who lost insurance: 219 Visits 139 Patient Total Uninsured Patients as a result of these funds: 249
Jobs Summary: Family Health has retained a .1 fte management and support staff to coordinate and manage the CIP project. We have maintained a .125 fte billing staff to handle the additional billing from the project. A .25 fte patient support staff has been to retained to maintain efficiency in our Urgent Care Department while construction is progressing. A .25 new IT position has been added to transcribe medical information into our Electronic Medical Record software. A .1 fte IT staff has been retained to implement the upgrade of infrastructure needed to increase the bandwidth of our IT system. This software would not work effectively without upgrading our bandwidth with UMass Memorial Health Center. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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