New Kensington Family Health Center
UPMC St. Margaret New Kensington Family Health Center (FHC), under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Han and Mary Popovich RN, has been at its current location at 301 11th Street, New Kensington, PA, 15068 for 19 years without any reconfiguration to accommodate the growing population and community public health needs.
There is a great opportunity to build a new FHC on a vacant lot at 1080 Fifth Avenue, New Kensington, PA 15068 that will not only support the necessary operations and needs of the patient population, but also serve as a beacon of health and wellbeing for the community. This project would take the operation from 4,700 square feet to 8,000 square feet. Project costs are $4.6 million. The new home will be located two blocks from the existing facility.
The clinic provides more than 16,000 patient visits annually, including primary care, obstetrics, pediatrics, opioid use disorder intervention, psychiatry, social work and behavioral health support - the integration of which is not delivered anywhere else in the community. The operational budget for the program is $2,665,106 million. Current space does not meet the needs of the growth in patient volume of 127% over the past 15 years.
The operational losses of New Ken FHC from July 2017 – June 2018 were $683,907 and are attributed to the economy of the town. UPMC St. Margaret absorbs those losses and will not abandon the healthcare needs of New Kensington.
The clinic operates in 1/3 of the municipal city hall, originally the John F. Kennedy Elementary School. Clinical staff has adapted to less than ideal and restrictive space – despite tremendous growth in patient care productivity.
There are 14.4 full time staff equivalent employees, 12 family practice residents and 2 fellows each year in the program.
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For more information about the project, reach out to Mary Lee Gannon at 412-784-2477 or at email@example.com.