Johnston, RI – In collaboration with Carpionato Group and Union Studio, Dacon Corporation has completed a new Lifespan Urgent Care facility. As Rhode Island’s first healthcare system and a not-for-profit entity, Lifespan consists of multi-specialty practices, teaching and community hospitals offering integrated healthcare. This location will treat ages 18 months to adult across a continuum of care for common ailments such as immunizations, flu diagnosis, infections and sports physicals.
The U.S. Urgent Care Centers Market Size & Share Report 2030 by Grand View Research indicates that the urgent care market was valued at 56.7 billion in 2022 and is forecasting 11% growth until 2030 as rapid service delivery and shorter wait times outpace primary care (PCP) office experiences. While acute respiratory infection dominates the market with a 28% revenue share, influenza and pneumonia are anticipated to drive growth due to longer flu sessions with Covid awareness.
Expanding into central Rhode Island, this Lifespan facility will address urgent care needs from a large-scale population on a local level using a balance of physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Union Studio, a designer of Lifespan’s facilities, created a layout maximizing individual privacy without forsaking a social environment. Seven exam rooms radiate around a central nurses’ station, accommodated by common spaces, office and supply areas. “It is a state-of-the-art facility for urgent care that captures Lifespan’s signature image reflected throughout their other facilities,” said Union Studio’s architect, Kevin Beaulieu.
The owner is Carpionato Group, a real estate developer across retail, hospitality, office and residential markets. Dacon ran the project’s construction, and is currently working on a second Lifespan facility in Middletown.