Long prior to the pandemic, above the earlier ten years, the Amarillo General public Wellness Department has outgrown its area at 1000 Martin Rd.
Thankfully, the division observed a alternative correct future door.
APHD will open at its new site on Monday, Could 16, at 850 Martin Rd. The new developing, which is a remodeled clinical facility, will permit APHD to far better serve the wellbeing desires of the general public by growing its physical house, in accordance to a news launch from the town.
“We were seriously fortuitous to have a creating appropriate subsequent to our outdated locale that meets our wants as APHD carries on to grow in the future,” claimed Amarillo Director of Public Well being Casie Stoughton in the release. “We had merely operate out of area at the outdated constructing.”
The new making will consist of 17,061 sq. toes, compared to the old building with
11,632 sq. feet. In addition, no city funds ended up utilized for the renovation undertaking, which value $1.9 million, or about $120 for every square foot APHD used funding from a point out-administered software, which was accepted by Amarillo Town Council.
“This will be our remaining home,” Stoughton reported. “Around the past two decades we moved areas in excess of nine occasions and we have experienced a good deal of moving with group users all above the put. It will be nice to have our full workforce with each other in 1 put.”
Stoughton claimed that the new making will a lot more than double space for expert services with the new creating serving scientific companies.
APHD will keep the unique making at 1000 Martin Road for non-scientific products and services.
“Additional house was our main have to have,” Stoughton claimed. “Before the COVID-19 pandemic, our team was out of area. With the addition of team (some associated to COVID and some not), the new constructing is significant.”
Shut to 40 APHD staff members will operate at the new building. There will be 24 affected individual rooms at the new spot, which include a nurses’ station and laboratory area.
“Without the new creating, APHD would be not able to mature,” Stoughton reported. “With the addition, we can now pursue grants increasing both equally scientific and non-clinical providers addressing requirements in our group.”
This report initially appeared on Amarillo Globe-Information: Amarillo Public Wellbeing Dept. moves to new site following door