Article submitted by United Construction
Renovations to the Community Health Alliance health center at 2244 Oddie Blvd. in Sparks have officially been completed, expanding the medical facility to serve more patients. Community Health Alliance is a network of high-quality community medical centers across Northern Nevada providing comprehensive health services to a wide variety of populations, especially those who are underserved.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent need for increasingly accessible health care, a more comprehensive, one-stop-shop facility in the Oddie Blvd. neighborhood was a necessity. In order to meet the needs of their growing clientele, Community Health Alliance hired United Construction last year as their construction partner for the remodel of their Sparks Health Center.
The facility tenant improvements, which includes an expansion into the adjoining tenant space, has brought improved patient exam rooms, a brand-new nurse’s station, an expanded waiting room, revamped blood laboratory space, a new pharmacy and a food pantry to service patients who are food insecure. United and their subcontractors installed several new-and-improved building aspects – including demolition; framing; mechanical, plumbing and electrical work; wall insulation; pharmacy windows; water line tie-ins; pantry cabinets; finishes and more – making for a fresh and comfortable space for all.
Throughout the remodel, United Construction collaborated closely with their architect partner Berger Hannafin Architecture, their engineering partner JP Engineering and Community Health Alliance leadership. The teamwork is evident in the revitalized finished health center. Assistant Superintendent Justin Brunner was onsite daily through the success of the remodel with Tenant Improvement Manager Mike Clements providing project management, overseeing the team members and subcontractors.
Renovations were completed as of June 15, 2021. Medical providers have officially moved into their newly constructed station, and patients are enjoying the improved, welcoming waiting areas and bright, sterile exam rooms. The pharmacy is stocked and ready to administer medications to patients, and the blood laboratory is poised to process patient lab results.
“We estimate that we will be able to see an additional 6,000 more patients per year in Sparks due to the Sparks Health Center expansion efforts,” said President of Community Health Alliance’s Board of Directors Melinda Mendoza. “Providing healthcare access for all ages in Sparks supports better health outcomes for our entire community.”
Community Health Alliance is accepting new patients whether individuals are insured, under-insured or uninsured. Please call Community Health Alliance at (775) 329-6300 to make an appointment for you and your family members.
For more information on Community Health Alliance, visit their website at www.chanevada.org. United Construction’s portfolio of tenant improvement projects can be found at www.unitedconstruction.com/projects.