Grant: $1,290,690 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Jun. 25, 2009
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Award Description: ARRA - Capital Improvement Program (CIP): Funds made available by the Recovery Act will support this health center to expand its capacity to provide primary and preventive health care services to medically underserved populations of metro-Atlanta, as well as to create employment opportunities in underserved communities within its service area over the next 2 years while contributing to the economic condition and increased demand for primary health care nationally. This CIP initiative award is intended for the Grantee to address pressing capital improvement needs in its health center system, such as construction, repair, renovation, and equipment purchases, including health information technology systems. Southside Medical Center (SMC) requested CIP grant funds to improve access to the offered health services for underserved populations and to create health center and construction-related jobs. The project period for this initiative began on June 29, 2009 and ends on June 28, 2011. The Grantee’s CIP Program involves expanding one of its satellite clinics and purchasing equipment, which will further its mission and one of its more recent initiatives created under the Increased Demand for Services / Health Access Recovery Project (IDS/HARP). The Construction Project currently involves adding a parking lot at one of its busiest clinics. The Gresham Clinic in DeKalb County, Georgia recently has experienced a spike in demand for services. The construction of this parking lot is intended to improve access for patients and to ensure sufficient parking for both staff and patients. This expansion will provide 25 additional parking spaces. Of the total amount of ARRA funding for this Grantee’s CIP Program, $150,249 has been dedicated to this project. The Equipment-Only project includes the acquisition of a Mobile Clinic, four transportation vans for running patients between and among the organization’s clinics and the patients’ homes, a Voice-Over IP Phone System, and a digital mammogram machine. This project has been allocated $1,140,441 of the total $1,290,690 awarded funds.
Project Description: Southside Medical Center (SMC) was required during this reporting period to amend its plans for both the Construction Project and the Equipment-Only Project of its CIP initiative to include the urgent purchase of a new mammogram machine at its main facility. This new need required adding the mammogram machine to the Equipment List and Equipment-Only Budget, and tailoring down the Construction Project. The original plan to expand the building on the premises of its Gresham Clinic was eliminated, leaving only the construction of the new parking lot. An engineering and construction contractor was retained to design and complete the construction of the new parking lot. The design includes the construction of retaining walls, paving and a storm-water retention pond. The contractor has completed architectural and engineering plans to ensure proper design and construction of the parking deck to accommodate 25 vehicles and to address security and storm-water run-off considerations. Construction has not yet begun. The Grantee already has purchased the four vans and the phone system. Neither the Mobile Unit nor the Mammogram Machine have yet been purchased. The Grantee is in the process of conducting the planning and design of the mobile clinic. The selection and hiring of the vendor that will be constructing and delivering the unit is anticipated to take place during the second quarter of this project period. The current mammogram machine is an out-of-date analog machine that is no longer operating. Rather than repairing and continuing to operate a relic, the Grantee decided to replace the unit with a state-of-the-art and modern piece of equipment to integrate into its new Electronic Health Records (EHR) system. The Grantee is in the process of conducting its due diligence and vendor selection for this item. It is anticipated that the new mammogram machine will be installed and operational during the next quarter.
Jobs Summary: Not Applicable. Overall (universal) CIP Project not yet completed and construction project not yet begun. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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