Family Health Center of Kalamazoo
The Family Health Center’s $9.3 million expansion of its facility allowed it to double the number of patients it treats each year. The 72,000 square foot expansion and renovation project tripled the exam room space at the facility on Patterson Street, enabling the Health Center to serve an additional 30,000 Kalamazoo County residents in need each year and bring new jobs to the community.
Construction costs were funded by a grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that the federal stimulus program passed in 2009 which was the largest of three grants made to Federally Qualified Health Centers in Michigan. The funds from the grant allowed for an innovative residency program for the FHC campus in partnership with Michigan State University’s Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies (KCMS). Sixteen new doctors and three preceptors will provide services to an additional 256 patients a day, 1,280 per week and 62,720 patients annually.
The project consisted of constructing 66 exam rooms, supported by 22 provider offices, 22 nursing stations, an expanded reception/waiting area, centrally located administration offices, enlarged receiving/storage area, and residency classroom space as well as expanded parking capacity and related site improvements on the expanded property. Part of the project included creating a new parking lot for the center to the south on North Rose Street on the site of a closed Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety station. The Family Health Center of Kalamazoo is now able to deliver services to an additional 16,356 unduplicated patients and see an additional 58,880 patients annually.
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