Grant: $926,935 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Jun. 25, 2009
67% voted satisfied - 33% voted not satisfied - 6 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The ARRA Capital Improvement Program funds were made available to address pressing capital improvement needs in health centers, such as construction, repair, renovation, and equipment purchases, including health information technology systems. Tri-City Health Center received a Capital Improvement Program grant in the amount $926,935 for capital improvements to meet increasing patient demand. The CIP grant provided $375,500 for the Liberty Clinic Renovation Project and $551,435 for IT/Equipment purchases and upgrades. The Liberty Renovation Project will improve approximately 24,000 square feet (including the parking lot). The renovation project includes upgrading the back hallway to create an exam room and 6 direct patient services offices, installing a check-in window and security door in the teen clinic, creation of a new vitals station, remodeling lounge area, parking lot resurfacing and striping, facility wide 'green plumbing improvements including new pipes, low flush toilets, and sensor hand dryers, purchase of a facility generator, roof screen, roof access ladder and security access control system. The IT/Equipment project includes purchase of patient check in software for patient flow, Patient Management Software (PMS) and laboratory software to enhance continuity of care, provider scheduling software to ensure sufficient staff in meeting patient needs, a medical records transportation vehicle, telephone switch upgrade, computer hardware, and grants management software. These capital improvements for Tri-City Health Center will expand and improve our effectiveness, efficiency, quality of care and patient outcomes by permitting us to treat more patients efficiently, and with more clinical precision, than ever before. Additionally, upon completion of the CIP grant, it is anticipated that we will see an additional 500 patients resulting in 1,850 patient visits, retaining 3.9 administrative and facilities FTE’s, and creating 5 construction related FTE’s.
Project Description: Tri-City Health Centers Notice of Grant Award was received on June 26, 2009. The award for $926,935 had several 'Terms and Conditions that must be met before the projects could begin. For the Liberty Site Renovation, it was determined that a State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) consultation was necessary for Section 106 review of the Historic Preservation Act. On August 27, 2009, contact was made with the California SHPO office. They instructed TCHC to contact the Northwest Information Center for Historical Resources to conduct a records search of our project area, and to contract the Native American Heritage Commission to receive a list of Native American Tribes, groups or entities that may be historical interest in the project area. The results of the CHRIS and NAHC reviews were received on September 14, 2009. These documents recommend: 'It is recommended that prior to ground disturbance, archival research be conducted to determine the appropriate locations for archaeological monitoring during removal of asphalt or concrete, fill, vegetation or structures. Following the exposure of the original soils, it is recommended that a field inspection be conducted and a report containing 'next step recommendations be provided. These results have been returned to the California SHPO office for further review. No portions of the Liberty Renovation project can begin until project clearance has been given by the SHPO office. For the IT/Equipment Project, HRSA determined they needed to 'conduct multiple post-award reviews (e.g., environmental impact, engineering reasonableness, project type misclassification, etc.) that are necessary to comply with the ARRA requirements. TCHC was notified on September 8, 2009 via an updated NGA that the requirements for the IT/Equipment Project have been met, and funds have been released. Upon release of IT/Equipment funds, Tri-City Health Center purchased the Grants Management Software, Donor Perfect , for $6,625.
Jobs Summary: N/A (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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