Submitted by Dimeo Construction Company
Providence, RI – Dimeo Construction Company celebrated a project milestone at the groundbreaking for the Hasbro Children’s Hospital, a 78,500sf, $35 million renovation project designed by EYP Architecture and Engineering.
The scope of work throughout the building includes new lighting, wayfinding, new finish upgrades, new stairwells, bathroom renovations, and reconfiguration of the lobby, pre and post-op areas, and nurses’ stations.
Built in 1994, the existing eight-story Hasbro Children’s Hospital is located on the east portion of the Rhode Island Hospital campus.
It houses pediatric ambulatory, emergency department, oncology, administration, surgical, PICU, and inpatient services, and will continue to actively service patients during renovations. Multiple demolition and reconstruction phases are required for six floors of improvements.
“Since January of this year, our teams have been working collaboratively together to begin this improvement project. Our preconstruction efforts to date: studying existing conditions, optimizing the schedule, logistics planning, considering interim life-safety measures, estimating the cost of the work, etc. Now we are at the exciting point of launching the project, and over the next two and a half years we will be turning it over space by space and creating a modern 21st-century healthcare facility. We are extremely excited to get this project underway, so on this milestone day, we are off and running!” stated Bradford Dimeo, president.
“Today is a great day! We are filled with a great sense of pride and excitement as we begin to work with our partners, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, to renovate and transform this amazing hospital that continues to provide exceptional care to each and every child in a welcoming, state-of-the-art and nurturing environment,” stated Dimeo vice president/project executive Kosta Bitsis.