Grant: $1,355,125 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Jun. 25, 2009
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Award Description: CHC Snohomish County's mission is to provide our diverse community with access to high quality, affordable, primary health care. In order to provide high quality care, the facilities from which the Center operates must be up to the standards required by any provider to meet expanding patient needs in today's ever-evolving health care climate. Additionally, these facilities must be able to accommodate new and emerging medical and dental technologies - as well as any related communications technologies. This Project is core to our mission and needs of our population. The Broadway Clinic is located in central Everett and serves some of the Center's 'most in need' patients. Many of CHC's homeless patients visit the Broadway site, for example, as it is located very near other social service centers and transitional housing programs. The new building will lead to an increase in use of the clinic by surrounding community. The current Broadway Clinic buildings are outdated and deficient in a number of fundamental areas. The costs involved to renovate them would clearly exceed any reasonable limits, considering their age and condition. There is also insufficient parking on the current site, overcrowding in the patient waiting areas, insufficient Pharmacy space, poor patient flow, insufficient wiring and electrical capacity for future HIT and EHR needs, no space for dental services and generally out-dated equipment. The staff areas (offices, lunch room) are too small and not sufficient to meet the needs of our providers and support staff. The Project will significantly upgrade the Broadway Pharmacy. The current space is too small, poorly designed for traffic flow and is challenging to keep secure. The work proposed here will address all of these issues. The relocation of the Colby Dental Clinic to the Broadway site will also be of substantial benefit to our population. The Project will include the purchase and installation of all new equipment. The Project will be managed by CHC Snohomish County's Chief Operating Officer, Charles Faust, Jr. Charles oversaw the construction of the Center's Administration Building and 112th Street Clinic - as well as the remodel and renovation of the Lynnwood Clinic. Kenneth M. Green is CHC's Executive Director and is responsible for supervision and oversight of the Chief Operating Officer. He will also be responsible for keeping the Center's Board of Directors fully informed on the progress of the Project. The Project Team also includes Brannon Shalley, Senior Project Manager with J.R. Abbott Construction, the contractor for the Project. Brannon will be responsible for managing the construction and demolition phases of the work and will report directly to Charles. Additional Project Team members include Steve P. O'Shea, principle architect (Giffin, Bolte, Jurgens Architects) and Christpoher P. Kovac, Civil Engineer (Dowl HKM). The Project has the full committed support of the Center's management staff and Board of Directors.
Project Description: Patient outcomes will certainly improve. The comfort and appropriateness of the clinic space will have a major impact, as the clinic's overall square-footage is nearly being doubled. Current operations require two separate reception and waiting areas be maintained, which will now be folded into one. Issues like security and maintenance for two separate buildings will also lead to savings and increased efficiency. New, updated exam room equipment will lead to better quality care and higher patient satisfaction outcomes. The ability to implement additional HIT enhancements and communications infrastructure will also help to improve the Center's effectiveness and efficiency. The Project will also allow for closing of CHC's Colby Dental Clinic and relocation of the providers and dental services to the Broadway site. This will benefit patients who use the Broadway Clinic by making all dental services available at the Broadway site and will provide for entirely new equipment as well. There will be no reductions in staff nor loss of providers as a result of this Project. We expect an increase in efficiency, patient flow and use of the Broadway Pharmacy - as well as the economic savings associated with reductions in maintenance costs, utilities and leases. The funds that will be saved in these areas as a result of this Project will then be reprogrammed into core or support services to meet the additional needs of our target population.
Jobs Summary: All of the jobs that will be created will occur during the construction phase of the Project, expected to begin later next quarter, in December 2009. (Total jobs reported: 17)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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