By Rebekah Morris for AZBEX
The Kingman Regional Medical Center is looking for a team to jointly design and build a 32-unit multifamily development in Mohave County to house traveling nurses and doctors.
While details are scant, Ken Horner with KRMC was looking to have participation from the market and understand crucial items like cost and schedule for the project prior to taking the concept to the Board for approval. He indicated the desired mix would be 12 two-bedroom units and 20 one-bedroom units.
The need for housing healthcare workers is not unique to KRMC. Currently they are renting houses and apartments on the open market and believe it would be more cost effective in the long term to build a space to house them on campus.
Interested parties should reach out to Ken Horner direct at 928-897-6157 or Kenneth.firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to Area Manager Jennifer Frost with Vanir Construction Management, this is not entirely a unique situation. “Both urban and rural healthcare providers are finding it difficult to attract healthcare workers due to the lack of safe, affordable places to live near the hospital. Additionally, there are more and more temporary healthcare workers that travel to where they’re most needed. Providing housing for workers can pay for itself in a relatively short period of time.”