South Coast Improvement Company (SCI), a design-build general contractor serving New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, recently finished construction of South Coast Health’s new Urgent Care Center at 450 William S. Canning Blvd, in Fall River, MA and opened for business on July 10. This represents the fifth Urgent Care South Coast Improvement has built for South Coast Health, a not-for-profit, community-based health system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Urgent Care Centers are equipped with staff and equipment to treat a wide range of medical situations—e.g. broken bones, contusions, cuts, burns, animal bites, etc. Urgent Care centers provide patient with less serious injuries an option to the emergency room at the hospital.
At the July 10 grand opening ceremony, South Coast Health President and CEO Keith A. Hovan noted the success of the Urgent Care Center model.
“Our Urgent Care Centers are especially important now that we are living in an age where our patients have truly become health care consumers. Patients want high quality care when they need it. Our urgent care centers deliver on those expectations.”
Congressman William Keating and Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II attended the ribbon-cutting.
“Some projects touch you on more than a professional level. Many of our staff members live in towns served by South Coast Health’s Urgent Care Centers–Dartmouth, Seekonk, Fairhaven, Lakeville and now Fall River,” said Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement Company. “A project takes on a little more meaning when you know it will have an impact on the communities where you live and work.”
The new Urgent Care centers features custom millwork, AD sliding door systems, new hospital grade air exchange system as well as other hospital grade finishes. South Coast Improvement also coordinated all low voltage / data requirements with the hospitals data staff. South Coast Improvement also built the facility to meet the requirements of South Coast Health’s X-ray Equipment as well as all of their fixturing requirements.
Work began at end of April and concluded earlier this month. The cost of the project was $1.2 million.
JACA Architects of Quincy, Massachusetts was the project architect.