South County Health shield

Construction Upgrades

Status Future Project

Project Description & Timeline

Active Construction:

August 2021 – December 2021

Location:

South County Hospital, 100 Kenyon Ave., Wakefield, RI 02879

Description:

In preparation for a large-scale construction phase that will redefine the innovative care delivered at South County Hospital, the West Entrance to the Hospital will be redesigned to become a welcoming gateway to a superior patient and visitor experience.

This area will temporarily be used as the Hospital’s Main Entrance when the current Main Entrance is temporarily closed to allow renovations to the Main Lobby and more extensive construction to the building’s façade.

The approaching walkway to the automatic doors will take on a mall-like appearance, with concrete flooring and seating areas that wrap around ornate planters filled with manicured flora.

Using a combination of direct and backlighting, the area will be illuminated for aesthetics and safety, while being subtle enough to allow visitors to enjoy a relaxing ambiance near the new water wall.

The automatic doors will lead to a vestibule where visitors can enter the Main Hospital lobby or the adjacent Medical Office Building. The Main Lobby will feature the Patient Information Desk where visitors can check in and ask questions, as well as a new Lobby Café offering specialty coffees, made-to-order food, and snacks, including a pizza oven, sandwiches, and soups.

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