MSC News

November 28, 2017 - FINAL ENTRY As We Are All Moved In!

We are pleased to report that all of our outpatient services from the Robert A. Mesropian Center for Community Care, the Women's Care Center, the Homestead Building and the Medical Office Building are now in the Multi-Specialty Clinic. Outpatient blood draw services, X-Ray, mammography, ultrasound and DEXA are also in the new clinic.

We hope our community enjoys this new space, as all the outpatient support you need—from doctor visits to labs to therapies—is now under one roof in a building designed around you!


November 2, 2017 Progress Update and Staggered Opening Dates

We have recently held a sneak peak for the Friends of APD and our official ribbon-cutting celebration! Now our teams are focused on moving into the new space. Our staggered opening dates are available here.

The building was designed around improving our outpatient experience, enabling continuity of care, and increasing provider collaboration. Since 1932, we’ve been putting the needs of our patients first. That commitment continues with the new Multi-Specialty Clinic. All the outpatient support patients need—from doctor visits to labs to therapies—will now be under one roof in a building designed around our patients. Those services include: Primary Care: Family Practice, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics Orthopaedics Occupational Health, Pain Management and Physiatry, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Podiatry Rx for School Success, Sleep Health, Women’s Care, Urology, X-ray, Imaging, and Lab.

In other words - the APD physicians, providers and staff from the Robert A. Mesropian Center, the Women's Care Center, the Medical Office Building and the Homestead Building will now be under one roof, working together for you!

Hear APD's President and CEO, Dr. Sue Mooney, and the Executive Director of the clinic, Dr. Dale Vidal, discuss the mission and vision for the clinic with the building's architect, Jennifer Arbuckle, in this short video. 


September 29, 2017 Progress Update

We are pleased to report that signage is being installed on Level 2 of the Multi-Specialty Clinic. The space is really starting to take shape and we're excited to welcome patients here soon.

The site is still a construction zone however, and the public isn't allowed on the property at this time for safety concerns. 

We'd like to thank DEW Construction, Casella, and E4H for their impressive efforts on, in, and around this building. We are also looking forward to the interiorscapes program with Chippers - providing greenery to the sitting areas.






August 21, 2017, Progress Update from Dale Vidal, MD, MS, Executive Director of the Multi-Specialty Clinic

Alice Peck Day Multi-Specialty Clinic

Construction: Casella is back on-site to finish the grounds work outside the Multi-Specialty Clinic. They’ve started work on the four-bay retention area, the storm water collection area, and the parking lot. Work also began last week on the North stairwell that will connect the Medical Office Building parking lot to the west side of the MSC building. The construction crew is really starting to finish many parts of the building. For instance, Level 2 is 90% complete with final painting. Carpet installation is also on-going throughout the building and tile is now 100% installed in all exam rooms. Above-ceiling inspections are complete for the entire building. All three elevator installations are expected to be complete at the end of this week, and we expect their inspections will occur shortly thereafter.

Move into the Clinic: We are busy now making plans to move all of the clinics and services into the Multi-Specialty Clinic. In addition to behind-the-scenes activity like ordering furniture and equipment, we are also meeting with practice directors and managers on the many logistics involved in moving.  Next month we expect to host tours for all Clinic employees and providers who will be moving into the clinic and serving our patients in this new space. We will also have tours for all employees, providers and the public, and these will most likely occur in October. 

Clinic Operations: The move is just one part of our work. This summer we’ve been meeting to discuss some of the many elements which go into making the Clinic operational, including our new automated phone tree; signage and way finding; and laptops, printers, and other IS infrastructure.

Please stay tuned for more information about our progress, upcoming tours and events. We look forward to welcoming folks into this new outpatient clinic. 

August 4, 2017 Progress Update

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Multi-Specialty ClinicThe progress of the Multi-Specialty Clinic is on track for an opening later this fall. Employees and visitors have enjoyed watching the exterior take shape. That blue siding you see is called “deep ocean” and the earth tone is called “Monterey taupe.” The natural thin stone is a traditional siding and the window overhangs are deep colonial red. Inside, walls are being painted and the carpet was installed this week on Level 2.

Visitors will find three different types of carpet throughout the building, intended to delineate different areas: “classic teak” color is on both levels in the waiting areas and hallways; “Catalina blue” carpet helps to guide visitors on Level 1 to the check-in desks while “sweet grass” green will do the same on Level 2.

We think patients and providers alike will find the accent walls, floor covering, tile and casework very warm and welcoming. We are looking forward to sharing our new home for outpatient care with everyone later this fall.


July 5, 2017 -  Roadwork Update from Shawn Courtemanche, Director of Plant Operations, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital

Please be advised that Casella and DEW will be working on the roadway from July 10th - July 14th.  The work will be outside the Orthopaedic Clinic and the the Materials Management receiving area located at the lower level of the main hospital. 

Workers will dig a trench across the road to install chilled water pipes and various electrical conduits for the MSC.  One lane of traffic will be available at all times.  A site supervisor will be present to monitor the traffic flow and parking will not be impacted.  Please use caution as you travel near the construction area and know that travel time may be impacted so please leave extra time to get to your appointments or to work.   

Thank you for your patience while this work is being completed.

June 16, 2017 - Construction Update from Todd Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital

Summer is finally here and work continues at a terrific pace regarding construction of the Multi-Specialty Clinic. A wide range of interior work on the second floor is underway this month.  Some of the work includes the installation of cabinets and counter tops, application of a second coat of paint, and “rough-in” of electrical work. Next week will see installation of doors and hardware on the second floor. Looking ahead, we are hoping to start installation of the ceilings in a couple of weeks.

Thank you again for everyone’s cooperation with the parking challenges last month. That work is now complete. 

Shown below are the exam rooms with accent walls and the waiting area.

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Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Outpatient Clinic

May 23, 2017 - Construction Update from Todd Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital

Excellent progress continues to occur with the construction of the Multi-Specialty Clinic. The 2nd floor is complete in terms of electrical and plumbing is roughed–in. In addition, the 2nd floor walls are primed and painted with a 1st coat.  A 2nd coat of paint including accent colors have begun to be applied on the second floor.  This allows the drop ceiling grid work to begin to be  installed in rooms where painting has been completed. Ductwork installation is ongoing.

More good news: the redesigned parking lot to the west of the Mesropian Community Care Center reopened yesterday.

A patient, staff person or guest will be able to access the new parking lot from three locations: 1) behind the Mesropian Community Care Center, 2) Alice Peck Day drive, and 3) Mascoma street. The Mascoma Street entrance will be a shared drive with DEW and contractors until the project is completed. The fence which had cordoned-off this area will be re-installed along the road edge from the Hubbard House to the MSC. This will separate construction activity from the Hospital.  A fence will also be re-installed close to the MSC to section-off the temporary parking they provided for us.

Looking ahead, we expect some disruption to the receiving area when we have to connect the new MSC chilled water pipe to the hospital chiller, most likely in early June.

May 19, 2017 - A One-Stop-Shop for Outpatient Care with Dale Vidal, MD, MS, Executive Director

Last night, the Friends of APD hosted members of our community at a discussion with APD’s Executive Director of the Multi-Specialty Clinic, Dale Vidal, MD, MS. She shared the philosophy behind the design and construction of the 44,000 square foot building, which is on schedule to be complete in late 2017. Dr. Vidal also covered functional highlights of the physical space, described the sense of community and social dynamic the people and building will provide, and detailed the improvements in care coordination the space will allow. She also asked members of the audience to share their ideas for the space. View the highlights of this talk.

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April 27, 2017 - Temporary Parking Disruption May 8 - May 19

The project is now more than 50% complete! Inside the building, for instance, 75% of the dry wall has been installed on the second floor and all of the regular windows are installed throughout the building.  Outside of the building, nearly all of the dark red insulation panels are installed. This week, you will start to see the stone, trim and siding of the building begin to appear on the northeast corner of the building.  

Parking for patients, providers, and staff will undergo a temporary disruption from Monday, May 98h through Friday, May 19th. The disruption is necessary in order to configure parking for the new Multi-Specialty Clinic. When this work is completed, we expect to have more parking spaces, not fewer, for everyone on the APD campus.

Patients, please look for the pink parking areas when you visit.

As you can see from the new parking map, we will lose the parking spaces to the west of Mesropian Community Care Center. In order to accommodate patient needs there and at Homestead Building, we have temporarily designated patient parking can occur on two lots near these locations (see the pink-colored lots on the map). Patients can also park in front of the hospital. Thank you for your patience during this large construction project and feel free to call us with any questions.

March 24, 2017 - Construction Update

Despite the erratic weather this month, work continues with construction of the APD Multi-Specialty Clinic. The project remains on schedule.

The roof will be sealed and water-tight by the end of this week. A set of interior stairs has been installed and concrete work is complete. Metal stud installation is nearly complete on the 2nd floor and work has begun on the 1st floor. Ductwork installation also began this week.

Looking ahead, we expect electrical and sprinkler system installation to start next week. Once these items are installed, the air handling units and energy recovery ventilators will arrive. It's exciting to see this building come to life. Please remember to drive with caution on campus and stay alert due to large trucks and equipment.

March 8, 2017 - Progress Update

  • Framing of the first floor continues.
  • As framing is completed, we will be installing a fiberglass layer along with the exterior walls.
  • The layout for mechanical, plumbing and electrical infrastructure is complete on the second floor.

Next week:

  • Setting of curbs for the building’s roof top units and energy recovery ventilators will take place.
  • Roofing will begin!

We will complete the exterior and interior wall framing of the second floor once the concrete slabs are in place and hope to pour concrete on two sections of the second floor as soon as the weather cooperates (which means it will need to be above-freezing most of the day). 

February 19, 2017
Construction Update from Jon Stark, Associate Vice President of Plant Operations

The winter conditions haven’t slowed us down! 1st floor exterior framing will conclude this week as well as underground electrical work. Roof work starts next week which leads the way for roof top air handling units and energy recovery ventilator placement soon to follow. The forecast looks favorable for a key milestone to be achieved next week in the pouring of half of the second floor’s concrete slab. The seasonal weather has caused us to shift some of the trades schedules around but the overall project timeline is still tracking positive.

February 12, 2017 - Construction Update

Despite the snow and cold, we are pleased to report that steady progress continues with the construction of the MSC.
A couple of things to notice:

  • Framing of the first floor continues.
  • Once framing is completed, we will be installing a fiberglass layer along with the exterior walls.
  • The layout for mechanical, plumbing and electrical infrastructure is complete on the second floor.
  • Underground plumbing and electrical will be completed by the end of this week.

Next week will see the following activity:

  • Setting of curbs for the building’s roof top units and energy recovery ventilators.
  • Roofing will begin once the weather cooperates.
  • We will complete the exterior and interior wall framing of the second floor once the concrete slabs are in place.
  • We aim to pour concrete on the second floor as soon as we experience temperatures above freezing.


January 27, 2017 - Our Progress

The last delivery of structural steel actually occurs tomorrow. Visitors will notice that the exterior framing started yesterday and should advance quickly. Layout and installation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing penetrations on the second floor will finish this week. We are on track to pour the second floor of concrete decking on February 13th. It's very exciting to watch this progress.

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January 13, 2017
Construction Update from Jon Stark, Associate Vice President of Plant Operations

The MSC project has started off 2017 right on schedule. A lot has been accomplished since my last update.

All the concrete footings are complete and the site drainage system is finished. The work on installing chilled water lines and electrical conduit will conclude this week for the remainder of winter. This work will resume in the spring or when the weather permits.

Visitors will start to see a Redi-Rock® retaining wall take shape at the east side of the building. Structural steel work is still underway and continues to progress nicely. Deliveries of steel are scheduled on an ongoing basis until that phase of the project work is complete.

Later this month, exterior framing on that steel will begin so that the first floor can be heated in preparation for pouring the concrete slabs. We anticipate the slab work will start in mid-February.

February 1st marks the 85th birthday of Alice Peck Day, and given this project - it’s an especially poignant time to reflect on our past, our present, and our future.

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January 4, 2017 - Steel Raised

If you've been to campus recently, you have seen the steel being erected for the MSC.
It's fantastic to see the tangible efforts appear above grade. 










December 28, 2016 - Progress

Just because it's the holiday season, doesn't mean construction progress stops. We're pleased to the continued efforts of our construction partners take shape. Please remember to proceed with caution when you visit our campus.

















December 18, 2016 - Parking and Road Closures

Due to continued construction of the Multi-Specialty Clinic (MSC) please be aware that we will need to close both parking and traffic on Tuesday, December 20th near the Orthopaedic Medical Office Building. We will eliminate the row of parking near Dr. Riley’s entrance that day and prohibit any traffic along that roadway (parking will remain available for Dr. Riley’s patients near her entrance). Normal parking and traffic will resume on Wednesday, December 21st. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Multi-Specialty Clinic

December 16, 2016
Construction Update from Jon Stark, Associate Vice President of Plant Operations

Despite the seasonal weather conditions, meaningful progress continues to be made on the MSC building. Concrete footings, walls and piers are on track to be completed before the Christmas holiday. The New Year will bring our first delivery of structural steel on January 4th, 2017. This will be followed by steel erection and under slab plumbing/electrical work, with the goal of placing slab on grade in early February.

The project continues to progress and we're grateful to the crew at Dew Construction Corp and the architects at E4H (Environments for Health) for their hard work and dedication to this project.   

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Multi-Specialty Clinic

December 8, 2016 - Parking

We welcome all patients and visitors to campus during this time of construction and ask that everyone pay attention to changing traffic patterns and moving construction equipment. We advise everyone to please be a bit more cautious when walking and driving on campus. We will continue to keep plenty of parking spaces available for our visitors, per the map below. Thanks for your patience during this exciting time!
















December 5, 2016 - Rock Garden?

We've encountered some ledge during construction! They will be shipped off-site soon except for a few choice rocks that will be used as bollards.


















November 11, 2016 - Traffic Update

During the week of Thanksgiving, we will establish a waterline from the hospital to the Multi-Specialty Clinic site. This work requires digging through Alice Peck Day Drive between the Hospital towards the location of the Multi-Specialty Clinic. During this time, traffic on Alice Peck Day Drive will be limited to one-lane.  Please expect delays and stay alert to changing traffic patterns. Thank you!


November 4, 2016 - Heavy Equipment

We spotted this equipment all lined up and ready for a well-deserved weekend.


November 1, 2016 - Traffic Patterns

Please pay attention to changing parking and traffic patterns on campus during your visit. Construction is underway and we are excited to see the progress!



October 31, 2016 - Construction

Construction will begin soon on the two-story, 44,000 square-foot building known as the APD Multi-Specialty Clinic (MSC). 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. 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.