Hubert Humphrey Urgent Care Center in South Los Angeles will soon be receiving an upgrade and increasing its capacity to serve the public. The Board of Supervisors today allocated nearly four million to remodel the 6,000-square-foot Urgent Care facility.
The action by the Board authorizes J.R. Abbot Construction to design and construct a new 2,000-square-foot waiting room, seven new exam rooms, add 50 additional parking spaces, renovate the security office and upgrade the fire alarm system throughout the facility.
“This facility is located approximately four miles from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center Campus,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, “It is my goal to see that constituents have access top quality medical care right in their own community.”
As part of the Board’s approval of the expansion project, a local worker hire component affixed to the project will ensure that local residents have first priority when contractors select workers for construction of the urgent care center. Residents who live within a five-mile radius will be given priority at the time of hiring, and County residents in zip codes where unemployment exceeds 150% of the county average also will now have special access to jobs.
“The local worker hire component of this renovation project will create jobs where they are most needed,” said Supervisor Ridley-Thomas, “And at the same time this renovation ensures that county residents will receive valuable services in a refurbished facility for decades to come.”
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