Arcadis, a global design and consultancy firm, is working for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC), a tribal health organization serving residents of Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region, to provide project management and construction oversight services for a new advanced primary care health clinic and renovation of the existing hospital in Bethel, located in southwest Alaska.

The $300 million Dr. Paul John Calricaraq Project (PJCP), named after the late Toksook Bay tribal leader and founding YKHC board member, includes construction of a new 206,000-square-foot primary care clinic and acute care nursing unit, renovations to 85,500 square feet of the 1980s-era Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Regional Hospital, and development of a 54-unit housing development intended for PJCP staff.

The new three-story primary care clinic and acute care nursing unit, designed to meet a minimum of LEED-certified silver rating, will be a technologically advanced facility to provide expanded health care services as the region outgrows its current facilities. The clinic will accommodate a new inpatient clinic, labor and delivery clinic, six outpatient clinic areas, dental, behavioral health, lab, pharmacy and registration.

Groundbreaking and construction activities began in the fall of 2016. Completion of all project components is scheduled for 2021.