Project Title: Tuba City Long Term Care Facility Construction Applicant Name: Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, Inc. Address: 167 N. Main St., P.O. Box 600, Tuba City, AZ 86045-0600 Project Director: Lynette Bonar, RN, MBA, BSN Phone Number: 928-283-2797 E-Mail: Lynette.Bonar@tchealth.org Website: www.tchealth.org NOFO: HRSA-22-134 Congressionally Directed Spending: Construction Projects Funding Requested: $8,000,000 Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) is an Indian Health Service (IHS) P.L. 93-638, Title V Self Governance tribal organization and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Coconino County, Arizona. TCRHCC began operation with 638 funding in 2002, continues to grow as a regional community-based health care system, and achieved Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition in 2020. TCRHCC provides comprehensive primary care, dental, behavioral health, and ancillary services through its 73-bed hospital and clinics in Tuba City, AZ to over 33,000 Navajo, Hopi and San Juan Southern Paiutes. TCRHCC also serves as a regional referral medical center for over 75,000 residents across the Navajo Nation and houses the only oncology center on the Navajo Nation. TCRHCC has been invited to apply for CDS funding for construction projects, to support construction of a Long Term Care facility on TCRHCC’s existing campus in Tuba City: 167 N. Main Street, Tuba City, AZ 86045. The vision of the Tuba City Long Term Care (TCLTC) facility is “To provide a skilled nursing facility that provides all 3 levels of care and that meet cultural care needs for the community, provides higher level and quality of care, and brings Navajo elders home.” There has been a critical need for long term care in this remote region for decades. Hundreds of elders from the Western Navajo service area are in long term care facilities far from home, over half of them in Phoenix (over 220 miles away from their home communit
y). The TCLTC will provide safe and culturally responsive housing for our Navajo elders who need advanced care, preserving their personal dignity and quality of life by providing culturally specific services by Navajo-speaking staff. CDS funding will be utilized for construction expenses of this new facility to be built on the TCRHCC medical campus: a 3-story, approximately 75,200 square feet new building with connector corridors to the existing hospital. The TCLTC will include 90 beds for long term care residents, activity rooms, commercial kitchen, resident dining area and offices. The new facility will also house a new Oncology Suite, Physical Therapy and related support spaces. TCRHCC is nearly done with the planning and design phase of the project, has obtained required permits, and completed federal environmental and historic preservation requirements. This application requests $8,000,000 to support total construction, with the remaining construction costs coming from other funding sources including the Navajo Nation, TCRHCC, and a USDA loan. Construction is anticipated to begin December 2022 and be completed by December 2024.