Tri-Cities Community Health administration building nears completion
Tri-Cities Community Health’s administration and support programs expect to move into a new building at 800 W. Court St. in Pasco during the first quarter of 2017.
The health agency recognizes the need to expand medical services and a way to accomplish this is to remove all non-clinical staff from the 515 W. Court St. location to allow for greater clinical options.
The building at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Court Street will be for the agency’s executive, administrative, financial, purchasing and information technology departments and board members.
The facility’s interior features nearly 22,000 square feet of space with more than 70 dedicated parking stalls for staff and visitors.
The removal of these administrative groups from the Court Street building will provide greater expansion options for the medical clinic and provide more patient and staff parking.
Developing a better one-stop shopping concept for patients is the objective. The greater the service variety options, the more convenient it is for those seeking medical, dental or behavioral health services.
The total remodeling cost will be more than $1.8 million for construction and furnishing with the final amount to be determined.
Elite Construction & Development in Kennewick is the general contractor. The owners are Trini Garibay and David Magana, lifelong friends with a strong sense of quality and commitment to those they serve. Angelo Ciulla is the project manager. This is the seventh project Elite Construction has done for Tri-Cities Community Health.
N2K Design of Richland is the architect. TCCH officials say “they have done an amazing job of design and project design oversight.” The building was designed with future growth in mind.
The TCCH executive leadership team is overseeing the project, with Chief Operating Officer Rick Ballard chairing the committee.
The existing and future vision of TCCH is directed by new CEO Jennifer Robinson. With more than 30 years of experience in health care, she is passionate about improving care for patients and improving the process in which TCCH provides health care.