795 Middle Street, Fall River, MA 02721 508-674-5600
Highlights include 40 new patient rooms, conversion of all patient rooms to private spaces, new entrance, and special amenities for patients and families
Fall River, MA – Leaders from Saint Anne’s Hospital, a part of Steward Health Care, broke ground today for Greater Fall River’s newest hospital facility that will provide dramatically increased access to private patient rooms and incorporate some of the industry’s newest architectural standards.
Saint Anne’s Hospital’s new three-story, 60,000-square-foot addition (see architect's rendering, right) will add a new main entrance and 40 new patient care rooms on two floors, allowing the hospital to convert virtually all inpatient rooms throughout the hospital into private rooms while maintaining the current number of beds at the hospital. Saint Anne’s is licensed for 160 beds, including adult medical-surgical, pediatrics and geriatric psychiatry.
“One of the hallmarks of a high-quality patient experience is privacy,” said Craig Jesiolowski, president of Saint Anne’s Hospital. “While patients value our hospital’s high-quality clinical care, we know they value private rooms just as much. When this new addition is completed in late 2013, we will meet our longtime goal of nearly all private rooms. The expansion is the perfect complement to our other state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Emergency Room and operating rooms, and one that we know will provide an enhanced experience for our patients and their families.”
One floor of the new addition will house a new telemetry unit for patients who require cardiac monitoring, such as those recovering from heart attack or other illnesses or conditions that put them at risk for developing serious complications. The second floor will be designed as a medical-surgical unit for patients hospitalized for a variety of conditions and illnesses. The ground floor will be reserved for future patient care services.
Each of the two nursing floors also will offer a variety of design and technological features to enhance comfort and quality of care. (See architect's rendering, right.) These include:
“This new addition is the latest example of our commitment to providing World Class health care in the communities where our patients live and work,” said Josh Putter, chief operating officer of Steward Health Care. “In the past two years, including this new addition, we have invested more than $64 million in new facilites, equipment and technology to benefit our patients in Fall River.”
The $30 million expansion will also create a new main entrance to the hospital, located on South Main Street. This new entrance will be designed to improve access and way-finding into and throughout the hospital. The new wing and entrance are expected to be complete in June 2013.
A new building, an all-new design
Designed by Steffian Bradley Associates and to be built by Suffolk Construction, both of Boston, the new structure will include a number of state-of-the-art design features, as well as home-like finishes to enhance comfort and privacy for patients and their families.
The new addition’s design features include a number of sustainable details, including:
Quick project facts: Saint Anne’s Hospital New Patient Care Wing – 2012-13
Saint Anne’s Hospital is a community hospital with comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care services, serving adults and children in southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island. Founded in 1906 by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, Saint Anne's Hospital is a member of Steward Health Care, the largest fully integrated community care organization in New England. Saint Anne’s specialized centers and services include Saint Anne’s Hospital Regional Cancer Care; the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Center for Breast Care; Steward Diabetes Care Program; the Steward Centers for Pain Management; geriatric psychiatry; orthopedics; pediatrics (including inpatient care and specialty outpatient medical, behavioral and developmental care through the Fernandes Center for Children & Families); adult and pediatric rehabilitation; cardiovascular care; and primary care. Saint Anne’s Hospital has earned an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM ranking by The Leapfrog Group.
Steward Health Care is the largest fully integrated community care organization in New England. Headquartered in Boston, Steward is the third largest employer in MA with more than 17,000 employees serving more than one million patients annually in 85 communities. Hospitals in the system include Saint Anne’s in Fall River, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Norwood Hospital, Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Morton Hospital and Medical Center in Taunton, and Quincy Medical Center in Quincy. Other Steward Health Care entities include Steward Medical Group, Steward Hospice and Home Care, Labouré College, and Por Cristo.