Kern valley state prison - health care facility improvement program
Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP) is an adult male prison with custody services Level I and IV inmates, located in the city of Delano, Kern County, California. The project includes three sub-projects to remedy the deficiencies in the healthcare components at KVSP established by the California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) Program, and includes the construction of new buildings, renovation of existing buildings, infrastructure, and ancillary improvements.
Program areas include rooms for primary care exams, LVN alcove, dental operatory, sterilization, mental health interview, offices, medication distribution, and other functional support spaces. The sub-projects are designed for sustainability based on the Green Building Code. The existing clinics at Facilities A, B, C, and D are renovated and expanded to provide primary care services and clinical support space to the inmate-patient population at each facility. The new Administrative Segregation Unit (ASU) Primary Care Clinic is constructed to provide separate clinical treatement space for part of the prison's ASU population. The existing Central Health Services Building is reconfigured and renovated to provide specialty clinical services and consultation. The existing pharmacy and adjacent offices are renovated to provide pharmacy services at KVSP to meet the pharmaceutical demands of KVSP out-patient population for a basic level of care. The work is designed in accordance to multiple standards and guidelines using Building Information Modeling (BIM).