New Facility Project
MMC has made some progress towards construction of a new medical facility. We are currently in the process of selecting a design-build firm with our funder and partner, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). As part of the USDA process, we have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and have received responses from three design-build teams. Each team is made up of a
construction and architectural firm. The three teams that have been prequalified for the project are:
· MJ Harris/Boulder & Associates
We are also working on developing the Request for Proposals (RFP) that will go out to these design-build teams. Part of issuing the RFP is to obtain documents needed for the firms to accurately bid on the project.
We anticipate making a recommendation to the Board of Directors in May or June 2017 on which team to engage. After a team is secured, work will start on the design of the facility after which finalized construction documents will be
submitted to OSHPD for approval.
The New Facility Project includes the construction of a new Hospital, Clinic, Ambulance Building, and other clinical and non-clinical departments on property south of Highway 299.
Click to access the Architectural report.
Our Family Practice Clinic has been awarded the opportunity to participate in the PRIME Program. PRIME is a 5-year funding opportunity from Medi-Cal. The goal of PRIME is to promote projects that encourage better delivery of health care and accomplish better health in patients. This project will increase health care value by helping patients to realize better health outcomes.
To achieve this, MMC is changing the Clinic’s patient model to a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). As part of this transition, we have identified specific health disparities that we will work to improve through better care delivery and increased patient engagement and coaching.
To assist in these efforts, we will hire staff (Care Coordinators) to guide certain patients through all aspects of treatment. We are also implementing a new electronic medical record system that is designed for better management and delivery of care in the clinic setting. This will enable us to better identify and track patient conditions and help to manage the tasks that are performed on a daily basis by the Care Coordinators.
In addition to these changes, we are also in the process of expanding the Clinic to include a new four-room pod that will consist of three exam rooms and one provider office. Construction on this addition will begin in the summer when everything has been approved.
The JPIA (Joint Powers/Intergovernmental Agreement) Board held their first meeting July 1st to establish their structure and to discuss several matters. Some Agenda items included the election of officers, selection of a Chief Operating Officer and a fiscal agent. Goals for the 2016 fiscal year were discussed, as well as potential future projects. Another agenda item was the possibility of future transportation between facilities.
The Board has been moving forward since the signing of the JPIA by the four healthcare districts comprised of Mayers Memorial Hospital District, Lake Health District, Surprise Valley Health Care District, and Last Frontier Healthcare District (Modoc Medical Center). This spring, members of the JPIA participated in an inter-facility training in order to observe and standardize board practices. Each district is very optimistic about the collaboration.
Since late September 2014, the Boards and leadership teams of the four participating health care districts have been working on forming the JPIA. In essence, this is an agreement that exists between the four healthcare districts that outline the formation of the JPIA Board along with how the districts collaborate with each other to identify ways of improving operations and providing more and improved services to the regions that they serve. Click for more JPIA information.