Yosemite National Park Asks for New Contract Proposals for Operation of an Urgent Care Medical Clinic
Yosemite National Park announces that the Prospectus for new proposals for the operation of an urgent care medical clinic located in Yosemite Valley, is now available. The existing fifteen year contract, currently held by Tenet Healthcare and managed by Doctors Medical Center of Modesto, will expire on December 31, 2010.
“Doctors Medical Center has been an excellent provider of medical service to Yosemite National Park, and has contributed in a very significant way to the health and well-being of Yosemite visitors and employees for well over a decade,” said Marty Neilson, Chief of Business and Revenue Management for Yosemite National Park. “The existing contract will expire at the end of the year, and we look forward to receiving offers from medical providers who are interested in serving the continuing need for medical service in the park.”
A site visit to the urgent care medical clinic, and related employee housing, for all interested offerors, is scheduled for June 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. Questions concerning the Prospectus should be directed to Darby Watson, Project Manager, National Park Service Division of Commercial Services, Pacific West Region, at 510-817-1365, or by e-mail. Questions pertaining to the site visit on June 9th may be directed to Kim Tucker, Concessions Specialist, National Park Service, Yosemite National Park, at 209-379-2698, or via e-mail.
Did You Know?
In Wawona and downstream, the South Fork Merced River provides habitat for a rare plant, the Sierra sweet bay (Myrica hartwegii). This special status shrub is found in only five Sierra Nevada counties. In Yosemite, it occurs exclusively on sand bars and river banks along the South Fork Merced River downstream from Wawona and on Big Creek.