Fall River, MA – South Coast Improvement Company (SCI) recently finished construction of Southcoast Health’s new urgent care center at 450 William S. Canning Blvd. in Fall River.
Congressman William Keating and Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II attended the ribbon cutting. The center opened for business on July 10.
The cost of the project was $1.2 million. JACA Architects of Quincy was the project architect.
The new urgent care center features custom millwork, AD sliding door systems, new hospital-grade air exchange system, as well as other hospital-grade finishes.
South Coast Improvement coordinated all low-voltage/data requirements with the hospital’s data staff and built the facility to meet the requirements of Southcoast Health’s x-ray equipment as well as all of the fixturing requirements.
At the July 10 grand opening ceremony, Southcoast Health President and CEO Keith A. Hovan noted, “Our urgent care centers are especially important now that we are living in an age where our patients have truly become healthcare consumers. Patients want high-quality care when they need it. Our urgent care centers deliver on those expectations.”
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.
“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.”
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.