Grant: $552,820 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Jun. 25, 2009
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Award Description: Southwest Georgia Health Care has always worked with the local communities in defining needs, health initiatives and priorities to provide healthcare services. . To meet the challenges and the barriers to quality healthcare access, and based on health status indicators we have developed a strong and appropriate strategy. The CIP funding will contribute significantly in implementing this strategy utilizing our 31 years of experience as a community health center. The proposed CIP project will address the immediate needs of the communities, and incorporate and support the three principal goals of: improve health care status of member populations, lower cost through appropriate utilization, and establish accountability for access and quality. Health status will be improved through addressing the issues of safety, overcrowding, insufficient space, outdated/ineffective equipment, inefficient design for patient flow, accommodation of new and enhanced services, and new health information technology implementation at the ?medical homes? that provide quality and affordable primary and preventive health care services. The funding will be used to repair, alter, renovate, and buy new equipment to replace old and worn out medical equipment, and buy new IT equipment. The health care safety net, in the counties and communities we serve, will realize a significant savings through appropriate utilization of primary and preventive health care services. The proposed project will, undoubtedly, establish accountability for access and quality. SWGHC has a rigorous Quality Assurance Program that offers constant monitoring, analysis, improved performance, and allows for midcourse correction. The program is designed to monitor effectiveness, efficiency, accessibility, acceptability, equity, patient centeredness, and safety. With the comprehensive and collaborative efforts of our project, members of the communities, and various local organizations, we will be able to enhance the health center?s effectiveness, efficiency, quality of care, and patient outcomes, which in turn will transform the health status of our communities.
Project Description: Southwest Georgia Health Care started the alteration/renovation/repair and equipment project for the Stewart Webster Rural Health location in Richland, Georgia on 09/14/2009. We have started only one project out of nine through this grant. Renovation/repair to replace the roof, convert rooms into offices, and create a new medical records space, and a new IT server room in the facility has been completed. Medical equipment proposed in this project has not been purchased. Out of the proposed budget for this project, $26,000 has been expended.
Jobs Summary: 3.0 FTE construction jobs were created (Total jobs reported: 3)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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