Ft. Lee clinic to undergo renovations
By Tereasa Wade, KAHC Public Affairs
Feb 4, 2014, 15:36
FORT LEE — The Kenner Army Health Clinic staff has begun implementation of a plan to renovate the Integrated Family Medicine Clinic (including Internal Medicine, Women’s Health, Nutrition Care and Dermatology).
“The nearly $2 million project will begin once the clinic is moved to temporary trailers on or about Feb. 28,” said Col. Thomas S. Bundt, KAHC commander. “We expect the work to be completed on or about Aug. 26, barring any unforeseen construction or weather delays.”
“The renovation will allow the clinic to practice in an advanced patient-centered medical home care model, so we can be best able to manage our beneficiaries’ medical needs,” said Kimberly Schoen, RN, clinical nurse manager for Family Medicine. The Family Medicine Clinic has nearly 10,000 enrolled beneficiaries.
All services will be maintained as renovations get underway, but customers can expect challenges during the transition to the temporary clinic building which will be located in trailers across B Avenue,” Schoen said.
The upside of the renovation is that it will result in a streamlined process for receiving medical care. Patients will receive comprehensive and coordinated care by a health care team consisting of their provider and support staff in a more visually appealing atmosphere.
“This will really help us advance the Surgeon General’s call to transform from a healthcare system to a system for health,” said Lt. Col. Ken West, chief of the Primary Care Division.
To facilitate easier access during the transition and renovation process, customers are encouraged to use KAHC’s appointment line by calling 1-866-LEE-KAHC.