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December 16, 2019
New and enhanced medical facilities embrace technology and collaboration to create lasting community impact
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — California residents can celebrate increased access to quality healthcare with the addition of six new medical facilities constructed in the last year by The Neenan Company, a fully integrated design-build firm based in Colorado. The projects are a result of The Neenan Company’s long-running partnerships with Community Health Centers of the Central Coast (CHC) and United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley (UHC).
By the first half of 2020, when the last of these projects is scheduled for completion, The Neenan Company will have built or reconstructed more than 150,000 square feet of space in medical facilities along California’s Central Coast and in the state’s Central Valley. These locations include CHC facilities in Templeton, Paso Robles and Lompoc; and UHC facilities in Parlier and Reedley, as well as its new administration building in Fresno. Much of the development and repurposing of these healthcare centers was made possible because of expanded funding from Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid healthcare program.
While each project adds unique services and healthcare options to their respective communities, collectively they demonstrate a commitment to providing technologically advanced care in facilities that are constructed with the future in mind.
“The Neenan Company is proud to partner with CHC and UHC to improve healthcare,” said David Shigekane, president of The Neenan Company. “We are grateful that CHC and UHC have put their trust in Neenan to help deliver patient care in California. Our mission is to improve the lives of all we touch. Improving the delivery of healthcare is complex, we are grateful to work with such forward-thinking groups.”
The Neenan Company implemented its collaborative design-build approach. Elements in each facility were thoughtfully designed to support technological advances, enhance specialty services and supply future-proof solutions that will have a long-term impact.
The Neenan Company completed CHC’s 26,600-square-foot clinic in Templeton in August 2019. The clinic replaced CHC’s former facility in Templeton, providing an additional 10,700 square feet to increase capacity. The new clinic enabled the healthcare organization to colocate its services for family and internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health, pharmacy, laboratory and chiropractic care, streamlining the care experience for patients.
The Neenan Company also expanded the capacity of CHC’s clinic in Paso Robles, redeveloping a 21,290-square-foot portion of an existing retail facility to serve the growing community. The clinic was completed this year, with 34 exam rooms to offer primary care services, radiology and a pharmacy on-site. The updated design provides an exceptional patient experience and comfortable workspaces for care providers.
In March 2019, CHC enlisted The Neenan Company to build the new 27,556-square-foot facility in Lompoc, designed to complement the area’s Spanish mission style. The expanded CHC Lompoc clinic will relocate from its current facility to better implement a comprehensive approach to patient care, integrating a range of healthcare services. When completed, all providers will operate out of one facility and communicate across specialties to support 360-degree care. Services include dental, x-ray and lab, as well as retail for medication. The project is anticipated to be completed in the first half of 2020.
The Neenan Company also has a productive partnership with UHC that has resulted in three major projects for the healthcare organization.
Early this year, The Neenan Company broke ground on a new facility in Reedley, to replace an older and smaller building that had served the area previously. Anticipated to open in early 2020, UHC Reedley will add 15 dental operatories and 22 exam rooms for medical services. Also housed in the building’s 20,000 square feet are six optometry exam rooms, and others for chiropractic services, behavioral health services and an in-house pharmacy.
The Neenan Company completed UHC’s 53,000-square-foot administrative building in Fresno in the second quarter of 2019. The new development is built to accommodate UHC’s aspirations for growth. With 36,000 additional square feet compared to UHC’s previous administrative office, the organization can increase the capacity of its staff, housing up to 250 employees. The state-of-the-art facility features a large entry canopy, divisible conference rooms, open office spaces, covered parking and solar panels.
When UHC moved to its new administrative building in Fresno, it vacated 17,000 square feet in the former administrative building in Parlier. The organization aimed to repurpose this space to a clinic. The Neenan Company began construction in May to remodel the existing building and expand the space to serve more people in the immediate community. The renovations are expected to be completed before the end of 2019.
About The Neenan Company:
The Neenan Company is a fully integrated design-build firm that specializes in the architecture and construction of commercial, education and healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The firm is based in Colorado and was a 2013 recipient of the national American Business Ethics Award. More information is available at www.neenan.com
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