The construction on our new Forensic Unit at the Hospital is moving right along. The plumbing and electrical systems, heating and cooling systems, and the wall/ceiling trim are now complete in all the new buildings. Hot and chilled water pump controllers were recently installed which allowed the air handler to start up. Once the kinks are worked out of the air handling system, we can begin the climatization process- allowing the construction team to finish the millwork, flooring, and wood door installation. May was a busy month for the Support Building as well. The electrical and air handling systems were finished, the exterior metal windows and aluminum storefronts were installed. For the past few months, the project has been tracking for an early completion date (around August 3, 2011) meaning that it’s possible we could move our patients and staff into the new facility during the first week of October.
About the Director
Cara M. Christ, M.D., M.S. became Director for the Arizona Department of Health Services in May 2015. Dr. Christ has served the agency for more than nine years. Among her many accomplishments at ADHS, Dr. Christ collaborated with health partners and stakeholders to develop strategic plans for infectious disease prevention and control including the Governor’s Council on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. She was involved in leading statewide efforts during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, and worked with partners to find solutions to improve childhood vaccination programs. In 2012, Dr. Christ managed the development and implementation of 20 Articles of Arizona Administrative Code for Health Care Institutions allowing integration of physical and behavioral health services statewide. Dr. Christ obtained her master's degree in microbiology with an emphasis in molecular virology and public health. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Follow the Director on Twitter @DrCaraChrist.
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