Izee’ Baa Gowąh: $61 million allocated to begin construction on four major projects

Courtesy photo SCAHC and Mortenson Construction at the future site of the Clarence Wesley Health Center.

The San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation (SCAHC), in partnership with Mortenson Construction, a general contracting and engineering company, will begin the planning and construction of four (4) major projects:

1) The SCAHC healthcare expansion masterplan

2) A 100-Bed Long Term Care/Skilled Nursing facility

3) The new Clarence Wesley Health Center (Medical Clinic)

4) A multi-use Warehouse/Storage Facility

Steve Titla, Chairman of the SCAHC Board of Directors, stated, “On behalf of the SCAHC Board of Directors, we are proud to lead the pathway of these monumental projects. They will allow us to increase our ability and capacity to serve more tribal members and grow the number of services offered.”

The SCAHC healthcare expansion masterplan is a roadmap that supports the goals and objectives of Tribal member healthcare needs by anticipating and preparing for the future while minimizing service delivery disruption. The masterplan further details all current and future planned expansion projects in a way that drives consistency, innovation and continued progress as each of these projects come to life from 2021 through 2024.

The 100-Bed Long Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facility will be located just east of the SCAHC Peridot campus near Highway 70. The new Clarence Wesley Health Center facility will be located approximately four miles southwest of the existing CWHC Medical Clinic. Lastly, the new multi-use Warehouse/Storage Facility will be located adjacent to the SCAHC – Peridot campus. This expansion will enable the hospital clinical areas to grow with the relocation of several support services from the hospital to the multipurpose warehouse/storage facility.

These projects will not interrupt current patient care at the SCAHC Peridot Campus or in Bylas. These projects will enhance the healthcare services we currently provide to the communities. SCAHC allocated $61 million to support these projects – funding made possible through the San Carlos Apache Tribe, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), SCAHC Capital Fund and potentially Congressional appropriations.

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