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.

Client Contact

Dr. Richard Brown
Chief Executive Officer
Charles Drew Health Center
2915 Grant Street
PO Box 111609
Omaha, NE 68111

Construction Cost

$4 Million

Completion Date