We are thrilled to be working with Adelante Healthcare of Phoenix on the design of their latest 42,000 S.F. freestanding clinic in Mesa, AZ. This is a federally funded community health center and a Center for Health Design Pebble research partner. CEO Avein Saaty-Tafoya has partnered with Bryan Mar of One World Companies to bring the project to fruition. The JMI planning and design team includes Jain Malkin, EDAC, Joost Bende, AIA, EDAC, Christie Mayer, and Kelly Kreuzinger, EDAC. A LEED Gold designation is anticipated.
The clinic focuses on family practice, internal medicine, OB-GYN, pediatrics, and dentistry. This health and wellness center offers a model of coordinated care that is lacking in much of our primary care system in that it is a holistic approach─during one appointment the patient may be seen by a number of providers (physician, nurse practitioner, nutritionist, psychologist, social worker) who all share information and insights. The goal is to do as much as possible for the patient as well as any children who may be tagging along at that one appointment. The clinic makes sure all vaccinations are up-to-date, that women have mammograms and PAP tests, as appropriate, and that chronic diseases like diabetes are being well managed. An on-site pharmacy, a café that serves healthy food, and a large community meeting room used for educational events compliment the clinical services.
Women’s health services include a WIC clinic to bring educational training to nursing mothers so that they and their babies can be healthier.
An interesting aspect of the project is its location on the periphery of a community college campus and close to a new light-rail line. Students pursuing medical arts degrees can do their internship at the clinic, a benefit to both the students and Adelante Healthcare.