The six-story building of AAWC was constructed with the help of the RA Government, USAID and American benefactors, and became a modern diagnostic center. The author of the architectural-constructional project of the building is Vardges Balian.
The Armenian Government, in recognition of the importance of the work of the Wellness Center, donated the entire building and land to the Center through a special presidential decree in June 2002.
The renovation of the building is partially financed by a grant from the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) Division of the United States Agency for International Development (ASAID). However, AACA is responsible for the majority of the project’s cost.
The renovated Wellness Center is seismically reinforced against future earthquakes using a pioneering system developed in California. Solar power and an innovative and ecologically clean energy system, known as combined heat and power (CHP) helps to provide the Center with a dependable power source.
The expanded Wellness Center is comprised of:
Basement: Pathology and hematology laboratory, X-Ray and CAT scan, bone densitometry services, storage areas, and water treatment facilities;
First Floor: Breast Health and Gynecology Departments, mini lab, registration/Reception and Waiting areas, a pharmacy, and the Founders’ and Major Donors’ Wall;
Second Floor: Primary Health Care Department including urology (primarily for prostate cancer screening), dental and cardiovascular services, and a mini-lab;
Third Floor: Executive offices, Administration and teaching areas;
Fourth Floor: Multi-purpose ambulatory surgical facility, preparation and recovery rooms, four overnight observation rooms, and chemotherapy treatment areas;
Fifth Floor: Multi-purpose hall for local, regional and international conferences, seminars, and other events.
The Wellness Center’s Vision is to become a Regional Health Center providing quality diagnosis and treatment onsite for the women, men and children of Armenia as well as the entire Caucasus Region.