For 20 years, Northeast Washington, D.C. residents could rely upon quality care from the East of the River Health Center medical staff, regardless of their ability to pay.
Today, that quality health care has a quality facility to match.
Unity Health Care has opened the doors to its new East of the River Health Center in the Conway Center facility, located across the street from the old facility, a temporary modular building that had far exceeded its life expectancy.
The old building and its 11 exam rooms has been upgraded to 43 modern exam rooms created just for the clinic in the new facility, providing the health care provider with the ability to serve four times more patients than was previously possible, reducing wait time while improving overall medical capabilities.
WSP USA served as the mechanical-electrical-plumbing engineer and provided fire protection services as well to Gensler, architect for the new building project. WSP was contracted through Capital Project Management (CPM), a local project management firm with a history for delivering community healthcare projects in collaboration with WSP.
It was a long journey from the start of the design process in 2016 to the opening of a game-changing new building, but Sean Hu, WSP project manager, said that it was well worth the effort.
“Being a D.C. resident myself, anytime WSP allows me to take part in a project that benefits the city means a lot to me,” Hu said. “Projects like this might not be the biggest ones we do as a company, but sometimes it is the smaller projects like this that can mean the most to the people in those communities. It’s special for us to have the opportunity to shape and be engaged in the places we live.”