NEMS Expansion – Making an Impact on the Community

North East Medical Services (NEMS) engaged Hillhouse to complete phase II and III of the federally-funded Health Infrastructure Investment Program (HIIP) project at the Lundy location in San Jose. NEMS attends to the medically under served Asian population, a majority of whom are uninsured or low-income. The non-profit community health center offers comprehensive health care services to a variety of patients including those with language and transportation barriers and/or physical disabilities.

The phase II expansion has allowed for a significant increase in services provided as well as patients served. Highlights include the conversion of 11,000 SF. into 13 new exam rooms, a large staff office space and a radiology clinic offering four modalities. Seismic upgrades, ADA compliance and exterior improvements were completed as well. At full capacity, the new facility will serve an additional 4,800 patients, 9,300 in total. That breaks down to 14,400 medical visits and up to 5,000 radiology cases annually.

Phase III included a convertible health promotion room with video conference capabilities. The dual purpose space serves to host meetings as well as various in-person and online/televised health promotion events, such as exercise classes, patient education seminars, etc. The on staff health educator also provides blood pressure screenings, individual and group tobacco cessation counseling, and rotating thematic workshops in this space.  Hillhouse has a long and valued history of working together with NEMS and is excited to be alongside them as they continue to grow and make an impact on our community.

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