Grant: $392,240 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Jun. 25, 2009
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Award Description: The Hau?ula Clinic Expansion Project In December, 2008 the Ko?olauloa Community Health and Wellness Center (KCHWC) established a new clinic in Hau?ula next to our administrative offices and also relocated the existing Kahuku clinic onto the grounds of the Kahuku Medical Center (KMC). Prior to this, the old KWCHC clinic in Kahuku was located in two small trailers with less the 1,200 square feet. In November, 2008 our Kahuku clinic had 929 visits. In December after the move, the total number of visits was 992 (Kahuku 526 and Hauula 466). Since then, we have experienced an 87% increase in the number of client visits (1,746 in March and 1,648 in April). A limiting factor on the number of patients seen at our Hau?ula facility is the size of the clinic ? insufficient examining rooms and space for providers. The Hau?ula clinic is already too small to serve its current clients, not including the dental suite planned to be added here and at the Kahuku clinic as well. Administrative space is also cramped and will become more so when KCHWC adds a required full-time medical director to replace the current part-time director. This physician will be located in Hau?ula and will be responsible for both administrative and clinical duties. KCHWC?s Hau?ula clinic currently occupies Suites 6 and 7 in the Hau?ula Shopping Center. Suites 4 and 5 are now available, and with their addition, the clinic will be able to add additional clinical space for our physicians and also add dental services and permit a small increase in our administrative space. Overall, our expansion to two separate clinical sites has proved to be hugely successful. Not only are our patient numbers increasing rapidly, but we are now able to provide quality medical care in space designed for this purpose, rather than in converted trailers. Without further expansion, including the provision of much-needed dental care, the health care needs of our patients ? low-income and uninsured - would not be met.
Project Description: Not been able to draw from the fund due to some technical issues pertaining to the expansion, mainly dealing with the historical aspect of the building being renovated. (See award date revision) So the project has not been started yet. Even with the project not started, the architects have done some preliminary design work and modifications are being worked on the renovation.
Jobs Summary: Have not been able to draw from the funds and the project has not started. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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