Organization: Westside Family Healthcare, Inc. Address: 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Wilmington, DE 19801 Project Director Name: Lolita Lopez, President & CEO Contact Phone Number: 302-656-8292 Email Address: Lolita.Lopez@westsidehealth.org Website: www.westsidehealth.org Amount Requested: $2,000,000 Westside Family Healthcare (Westside) has worked diligently to improve access to care for vulnerable populations, steadily expanding the services provided, the clinicians trained, and the communities served. Established in 1988, Westside is a 501(c)3 nonprofit designated to provide equal access to health services for underserved communities in Delaware. Westside is a Federally Qualified Health Center (since 1994) and accredited by The Joint Commission (since 2000). Westside receives Section 330(e) and Section 330(g) US Public Health Service funds. Westside provides integrated primary medical, oral health, and behavioral health services to more than 28,000 Delawareans. Westside operates five health centers and a mobile health unit located in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA), Medically Underserved Populations (MUP), and Medically Underserved Areas (MUA). Westside provides integrated primary medical, oral health, and behavioral health services to more than 28,000 Delawareans. Westside is the most considerable non-hospital, primary care Medicaid provider in Delaware, and it plays a vital role in meeting the needs of underserved families and individuals, regardless of their income. Westside’s care teams consist of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, nurses, behavioral health counselors and support staff who provide primary medical, prenatal, dental, and behavioral healthcare. Westside’s comprehensive support services reach beyond conventional medicine to address the social, emotional, and economic factors that can adversely affect health outcomes. Westside is requesti
ng $2,000,000 through FY22 Congressionally Directed Spending: Construction Projects (HRSA-22-134) to renovate and modernize its oldest and largest facility located at 1802 West 4th Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19805. The three-floor facility is 23,000 square feet in total. Currently, it contains twenty-six exam rooms, eight dental operatories, team offices, and space for social and ancillary service delivery, including onsite LabCorp, behavioral health services, and social support services. Funding would complete the final phase of a ten year capital campaign to raise $3.3 million. This construction project will reconfigure and redesign the second floor of the health center to better facilitate team-based approach to care, increase efficiency, incorporate specific clinical space for nurse and medical assistant visits, and expand its existing Family Medicine Physician Resident Training program in partnership with ChristianaCare. Westside’s project will impact the entire second floor of our health center, a total of 6,179 sq. ft – 27% of the total square footage of the facility. The perimeter dimensions are 89’-6” (North-South) and 69’-0”(East West). The project will create clinical areas that total 2,883 square feet (47% of project); non-clinical areas that total 1,731 square feet (28% of project); and ancillary/common use areas that total 1,565 square feet (25% of project). Westside Family Healthcare anticipates that this construction project will be completed by August 2023.