APD to Build Multi-Specialty Clinic & Complete Hospital Renovation

06/10/2015

The Board of Trustees of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital (APD) has approved plans for two important construction projects on the APD campus.

The first project will involve construction of an outpatient medical office building designed to serve as a “one-stop” destination for many of the outpatient services that patients need from their healthcare providers. The new structure will be a two-story, 44,000 square-foot building known as the APD Multi-Specialty Clinic (MSC). It is anticipated that the MSC will be located just near the existing Medical Office Building (see rendering). The MSC will house most of the outpatient departments at APD, including Primary & Family Care, General Surgery, Geriatrics, Orthopaedics, Pain Management, Pediatrics, Podiatry, Occupational Health, Urology, and Women’s Care. 

Additionally, the MSC will include outpatient phlebotomy, radiology, and rehabilitative services. The MSC will also have room available for other services, including wellness education and a café. All of the services in the MSC will be supported with care coordination and case management, continuous quality improvement, and information management. The MSC is expected to be staffed by more than 50 providers as well as 100-200 medical support personnel.

Construction is expected to start in late 2015 and be completed in approximately 12 months. MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health of Williston, VT will serve as the architect for the MSC.  Construction of the MSC will be provided by DEW Construction Corp. The project has an estimated cost of $13.0 million. Monadanock Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will serve as the developer of the project, with APD entering into a long-term lease obligation with the organization.

In addition, the APD Board of Trustees has approved completion of Phase Two of the renovation of the hospital. This project will create improvements in the APD lobby, same-day surgery, patient registration, radiology, and other departments inside the hospital. MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health of Williston, VT will design the renovation, and DEW Construction Corp. will manage the construction.  This project will be coordinated with the construction of the MSC. The hospital renovation is expected to cost approximately $4.0 million, and is being financed by philanthropic gifts to the “building a new Day” capital campaign as well as APD financial resources. 

Phase One of the hospital renovation was completed in 2012, and Phase Two was delayed a year later until a strategic plan regarding APD’s future could be completed. That plan was released in January 2014, and included plans for both construction of the MSC and other initiatives, including an affiliation with Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

“Construction of the MSC and completion of the hospital renovation is good news for our patients and for the Upper Valley,” said APD President & CEO Sue Mooney, MD, MS, FACOG. “These projects will enable APD to continue to serve the health needs of the Upper Valley in a setting that is convenient, contemporary, and maintains our long-standing commitment to highly personalized care,” said Mooney. 

“We’re thrilled to have been chosen for the design of this exciting project and are looking forward to working with Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital to create a new medical office building that supports communication, teamwork, and high quality healthcare,” said Jennifer R. Arbuckle, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, MorrisSwitzer Environments for Health.

“The proposed new Multi-Specialty Clinic on the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital campus is yet another example of how the hospital continues to move forward to meet the healthcare needs of the residents of the Upper Valley,” stated Jack Dugan, President of Monadanock Economic Development Corporation.  “We are very pleased to be part of the process as the developer of this exciting project in Lebanon,” he said.  

“All of us at DEW are excited and pleased to be selected as Construction Manager for both the Multi-Specialty Clinic and Hospital Renovation,” said Donald E. Wells, President of DEW Construction Corp.  “It will be extremely rewarding to assist Alice Peck  Day Memorial Hospital as they transition their facilities and operations to better serve the Upper Valley,” he said.

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