SCAHC Celebrates Groundbreaking for the IT/Supply Chain Support Building

San Carlos Apache Reservation – In a major accomplishment, the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation (SCAHC) conducted their groundbreaking ceremony for one of its three capital projects on Friday, March 17, 2023. The IT/Supply Chain Support Building will be located east of the EMS station on the main SCAHC campus. This new facility will be 46,000 square feet and house the Information Technology (IT) Staff and the Supply Chain (Warehouse) staff. This will increase the storage space for current and future service lines at SCAHC.

“Since 2015, SCAHC has been experiencing continuous growth…to be able to store and distribute from a centralized nearby location is beneficial for the hospital as it allows more supplies to be available when needed…,” said Julia James, SCAHC Board of Directors Vice Chairwoman.

Both IT and Supply Chain serve vital roles in the healthcare industry. A glimpse of IT’s role in healthcare includes the usage of technology to store, assess, and distribute patient-related data and ultimately enhance the overall health of the population by improving the quality of care patients receive. Supply Chain works to reduce costs, increase supply chain efficiency, and build greater agility and resilience into the healthcare value chain. This new build positions SCAHC to effectively plan and serve the growing facility of SCAHC and future expansions as they continue to manage the COVID-19 Long Term Care/Skilled Nursing/ & Memory Care Facility; as well as the new Clarence Wesley Health Clinic project.

Joining SCAHC on behalf of the San Carlos Apache Tribe was Mr. Jonathan Kitcheyan, SCAT Bylas Councilman, who stated, “This is an exciting time for SCAHC and our community. The continued growth SCAHC is experiencing is a testament to the great service being provided to our community. As Chairman of the Health and Welfare Committee and a Tribal Councilman, I am proud of the support my colleagues and I provide to the leadership of SCAHC. Together we work hand-in-hand to ensure quality care is provided.”

Concluding the event was Greg Huber, Mortenson Project Executive, who proudly stated, “Our commitment to the Apache Tribe is that we will build the SCAHC IT/Supply Chain Support Building safely, build it on schedule, build it with quality, and most importantly, Mortenson in cooperation with SCAT TERO, will maximize the opportunity for craft workers from the tribe and this area to build it together.”