CVNA is packing up and embarking on an exciting move from our current Grant Street building to our new building in Arvada at 6750 West 52nd Avenue. As I wrote about in my prior post, the move is an important part of investing in the future of CVNA by providing a much more efficient office, new equipment and computers, and ultimately an overall more pleasant place to work.
CVNA is in the process of updating and investing in all of its technology so we are better able to provide the expert and efficient care our community has come to expect and deserves. Some of the improvements include virtualized servers, seamless remote access to departmental systems, and new laptops for our office staff so they can be productive wherever and whenever there is a need. Our field staff will also have much better access to headquarters support while they are with clients in the home and community, and our office-based education team will have improved capacity and ability to train and support remote field staff from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins. Colorado VNA will continue to use Homecare Homebase as its electronic medical record system, which allows all of our data to be securely Cloud-based and our clinicians to use tablets and smartphones to chart care in real-time.
In addition to the new space and new equipment, the new building supports agency growth. The building itself is all on one floor and includes over 30,000 square feet of space. Currently, we are building out about 20,000 square feet leaving approximately 10,000 square feet for rental space and providing an additional income stream. This affords CVNA opportunities to add capacity and make further infrastructure investments in the coming years.
Lastly, with the sale of 390 Grant Street, purchased more than 20 years ago, CVNA is dramatically improving the strength of its balance sheet. This is a critical step to ensure the organization’s health so that we may continue to provide wide-ranging care including services that are either not compensated or under-compensated. (As reported in our 2016 annual report alone, CVNA spent nearly $1M between May and December on subsidized services.)
CVNA looks forward to the future in our new location and we are excited about the improvements our new home will bring to you and the community!