Howell Helps Revitalize DHHA’s Eastside Family Health Center
Denver, CO (July 19, 2019) – Howell Construction recently began renovation of Denver Health & Hospital Authority’s (DHHA) Bernard F. Gipson Sr. Eastside Family Health Center located at 501 East 28th Street—in the heart of the Five Points neighborhood. Named after the first African American surgeon in Denver, the clinic has been caring for generations of patients since 1966. Eastside is the second oldest U.S.- community health center west of the Mississippi and has been dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare for the underserved for the past 52 years.
Although Eastside is suited to provide healthcare services to 500 patients per week, they typically serve 2,000. To keep up with the growing needs of the community, Denver Health hired Howell Construction to revitalize the property. The clinic will remain open during the 58,000 square-foot multi-phased renovation. The project scope includes modernizing exam and procedure rooms, updating common areas and restrooms, and improving ADA access and sidewalks. Additionally, Howell will install new lights, HVAC systems, roof solar panels, along with flooring, paint, and wall coverings. The project is expected to complete by October 2019.
“I am proud to be part of this important healthcare project and will ensure patients, staff and visitors remain safe during construction,” said Todd Berry, Vice President – Howell Construction.