North Aurora Family Health Services Facility Opens Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget

AURORAPinkard Construction, in a design-build relationship with MOA Architecture and owner Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN), recently completed the North Aurora Family Health Services (NAFHS) 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.

The project receives grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the City of Aurora, Anschutz Family Foundation, Caring for Colorado Foundation, and The Colorado Health Foundation.

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.

“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,” said MCPN Director of Environment of Care Jennifer Trainer.

The North Aurora MCPN facility is the busiest in Metro Denver, seeing more than 17,000 patients and handling more than 57,000 appointments annually. More than 11,000 of those visits and services are rendered to individuals who are at risk of or are currently experiencing homelessness.

The newly renovated and reconfigured space increases NAFHS’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 health education, care coordination, patient navigation, and administrative spaces.

Photo courtesy of Pinkard Construction

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