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Diamond Neighborhoods Family Health Center Celebrates Its Grand Opening

Hughes Marino CM oversaw construction of the Diamond Neighborhoods Family Health Center, which provides much-needed health services to medically underserved residents in the local community.

Hughes Marino was fortunate to be selected to manage the construction of the brand new Diamond Neighborhoods Family Health Center Medical Office Building project, which will be celebrating its grand opening on August 9, 2014. Family Health Centers of San Diego is a private, nonprofit network of community clinics that provide affordable, high-quality healthcare to San Diego County residents, with a special commitment to uninsured and low-income adults and children.

Hughes Marino Construction Management’s role in this project was multi-faceted. Our first objective was to supplement the Family Health Center of San Diego’s staff through the entire construction process of their new medical office building. Beginning with assisting with the selection of the general contractor, through managing deadlines and ensuring client changes were successfully made, we also monitored all inspections, helped to obtain permits, managed negotiations, mitigated delays, and were responsible for overseeing the project through construction completion.

Diamond Neighborhood Family Health Center
Cheery, child-friendly waiting rooms offer a welcoming environment to patients at the clinic.

Hughes Marino CM also played a critical role in working with City of San Diego to manage the scope of offsite improvements needed to provide a sizeable parking lot and general upgrades to the surrounding landscape along 47th Street and Market Streets. In doing so we were able to work with city engineers to replace the existing MTS Bus stop and renovate the surrounding area to include new sealing, landscaping, and repainting of the major road lanes leading to the corner of Market and 47th Streets. We were thrilled to help facilitate these much-needed public improvements.

Diamond Neighborhood Family Health Center
The bright, clean space is fully equipped to provide a wide variety of medical, dental, counseling, and health education services

The completed project — designed by Davy Architecture, with Suffolk-Roel serving as General Contractor — is attractive, functional, and an incredibly beneficial and necessary addition to the San Diego community. At 23,000 square feet, the new Family Health Center of San Diego facility is a three story family medical center, which boasts a child-friendly waiting room, multiple exam rooms, private medical offices, lab space, a conference room for staff, a custom baby boutique room, multi-purpose room, and even dental offices.

We at Hughes Marino CM feel privileged to be invited to participate in the construction of such a worthwhile facility, and we are proud to see the impact that it has already made in the Diamond Neighborhoods since opening its doors earlier this year. To learn more about the important work done by Family Health Centers of San Diego, and to find out how you can support their mission to provide healthcare to medically underserved persons in our community, visit their website at www.fhcsd.org.

Hughes Marino’s industry leading Construction Management team has unmatched expertise in every type of commercial building project from tenant improvements to ground-up build-to-suits. With decades of experience in California and beyond, our project managers, engineers and LEED APs offer practical insights for the construction management professional.

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