Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K) has completed the new three-story medical facility for Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida (FHC) in central Lehigh Acres.
The 62,000-square-foot medical center is Family Health Centers’ largest facility, housing a variety of medical, dental and administrative offices. The $16 million facility is centrally located at 3415 Lee Blvd. in Lehigh Acres, directly across the street from Sunshine Elementary School, Quest Diagnostics and Palm Acres Charter School.
“Through our partnership with Family Health Centers, Parker/Mudgett/Smith Architects, David Douglas Associates Inc., Engineers, and all our subcontractors, we were able to deliver this project to meet the client’s projected schedule and budget,” said Dave Dale, O‑A‑K, Florida President. “We appreciate the efforts and commend each individual who helped bring the construction of this facility to fruition.”
“We are impressed with how the FHC Lehigh facility came together,” said Dr. Frank Mazzeo Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer for Family Health Centers. “It is approximately five times larger than our current space. Our adult medicine, pediatrics and dentistry practices will now increase proportionately, and additional practices will be added such as pharmacy, women’s health, optometry, podiatry and lab services, as well as chronic disease management, medical social services.”
O‑A‑K’s Project Manager was Matt Hoffman, the Project Superintendent was Tim Harkins and the Project Estimator was Abel Natali. O‑A‑K also constructed Family Health Centers’ Estero facility and has renovated one of its’ clinics in Fort Myers.
Family Health Centers operates 14 different facilities and 40 practices in Lee, Charlotte and Hendry counties. FHC offers primary health care, preventative health care, disease management educational services and medical social services for all patient groups, including the medically underserved, migratory agriculture workers, the homeless and other special populations. About 94 percent of patients FHC serves in Lehigh Acres are considered low-income according to federal poverty guidelines.
“We are impressed with how the FHC Lehigh facility came together,” said Dr. Frank Mazzeo Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer for Family Health Centers.