AURORA, COLO. (July 18, 2018) – Pinkard Construction, in a design-build relationship with MOA Architecture and owner Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN), has completed the North Aurora Family Health Services Center (NAFHSC) renovation ahead of schedule and under budget.
Total project budget was $3.8 million, with a construction budget of $1.58 million. Pinkard is returning approximately $80,000 in savings to MCPN, while completing approximately 45 days sooner than the originally projected 152-day schedule.
Scope of work on the two-phased, approximately 10,000 square foot project included renovation and reconfiguration of the fully operational pharmacy, and transformation of existing offices into exam and procedure rooms.
Pinkard’s management of the occupied pharmacy renovation was key to the project’s success. With Pinkard’s implementation of a rolling shelving system, pharmacy staff was able to quickly transport and securely store pharmaceuticals during the long weekend of pharmacy renovation.
The design-build team structure also contributed greatly to the project’s success, allowing MCPN, MOA and Pinkard time to re-evaluate MCPN’s needs and program. Design and programming charrettes with MCPN user groups produced more efficient layouts resulting in expanded pharmacy space, two additional procedure rooms, a shorter schedule, and budget savings during buyout.
MCPN Director of Environment of Care Jennifer Trainer: “This renovation gives us a much-needed Convenient Care pod to allow us to be more accessible to our patients who need a primary care provider; a place where people can walk-in in their neighborhood to have their needs met. We are so impressed by this transformation.”
While the Metro Community Provider Network offers services at 12 locations across Aurora, the North Aurora facility is by far the busiest in the MCPN network, handling more than 50,000 appointments annually. Nearly 10,000 of those visits and services are rendered to people who are homeless. The newly renovated and reconfigured space increases NAFHSC’s operational efficiencies and capacity by 5,000 persons annually.
In addition to the renovated areas, the facility currently houses three medical pods and a single dental pod, along with education, and administrative spaces.
ABOUT METRO COMMUNITY PROVIDER NETWORK
Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN) is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that provides community and refugee medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse, pharmacy, and community based services which include case management, outreach to the homeless, adolescent services, health education, and maternal child health to the underserved, uninsured and working families who cannot afford these services. MCPN has one of the largest population bases of any Community Health Center in Colorado and, the largest number of underserved individuals in the State. To make an online contribution please visit us at: www.mcpn.org/giving.
ABOUT PINKARD CONSTRUCTION
With 56 years headquartered in the Colorado Front Range, Pinkard Construction Company is a trusted name in Colorado commercial construction. Pinkard has completed numerous healthcare emergency medicine and neighborhood healthcare projects for Centura Health, plus projects for Denver Health and Hospital Authority, University of Colorado Hospital at Fitzsimons, DaVita, Quest Diagnostics, Sloans Lake Care and Rehabilitation Center, The Center at Northridge rehabilitation, and numerous other private and public clients. For more information, please contact Jim Mellor at 303.986.4555 or visit our website at www.pinkardcc.com.