Siskiyou Community Health Center Selects Contractor For Cave Junction Medical Facility Expansion

September 11, 2013

Grants Pass, OR – Siskiyou Community Health Center (SCHC) has selected a contractor to complete the expansion for their medical facility in Cave Junction. After considering four candidates for the project, SCHC chose local company Ausland Group who plans to keep 75% of the materials and contract labor used for the project in Josephine County.

Headquartered in Southern Oregon with a staff or over 50 employees, Ausland Group operates throughout the greater Pacific Northwest offering complete capital improvement expertise in development consulting, engineering and construction. They are accomplished across a variety of market segments including healthcare and thrive on a strong culture that celebrates technical proficiency and fosters client advocacy. “One of our greatest successes has been keeping a majority of the work local, despite the unique characteristics of medical clinic construction. Hundreds locally will be employed by the project. We’re proud to bring this kind of opportunity to folks in Josephine County,” says Aaron Ausland, CEO of Ausland Group.

Slated for completion in 2014, the project will expand SCHC’s existing facility that serves the Illinois Valley from 10,000 to 20,000 square feet. It will enable them to expand their medical clinic and behavioral health department, bring their Outreach program onsite, and add new dental services and a pharmacy. The larger space will accommodate four additional full-time medical providers, visiting specialists, two full-time dental providers, a dental hygienist, and two behavioral health practitioners. A 340(b) pharmacy will offer a $4 generic formulary, with other medications available on their sliding scale to registered SCHC patients.

Presently, they offer limited dental services via a mobile unit one or two days per month. This project will open a full-service dental clinic five days per week. SCHC is also pursuing grant funds for an emergency helicopter landing spot. Chief Operations Officer, Richard Booth states, “We are very excited to be given this opportunity to expand on our current facility in Cave Junction. Not only will we be able to provide more comprehensive medical care to the community with our new facility, we’ll be able to offer all of the services to the residents of the Illinois Valley that we are presently able to provide at our Grants Pass medical and dental locations. We look forward to working with Ausland Group to help fulfill our vision of providing a wide range of high quality health care to the Illinois Valley.”