The Charles Drew Health Center, founded in 1983, was the first urban federally funded community facility providing health care to low-income residents in northern Omaha. This $4 million expansion doubled the facility, which now serves as a “one-stop-shop” for families seeking medical, dental and behavioral health services.
The expansion included a state-of-the art pharmacy, 27 exam rooms, five dental suites, a multi-purpose community room, educational classrooms, expanded laboratory and radiology departments, a fitness center, expanded parking, and space to house all CDHC pediatric programs.
KWAME managed the design, construction and diversity programs for the project. We oversaw a mentor-protégé program and a workforce participation program to enhance diversity contracted services on the project. As a result, the diversity/PBE/DBE participation was well above the City of Omaha’s typical goal of 10 percent.