Manchester, NH – BOND Building Construction, Inc. (BOND Building) has officially broken ground on an emergency department expansion project for Elliot Hospital in Manchester.
The BOND Building project team and executives celebrated this milestone alongside elected officials, hospital leadership and other healthcare providers at a groundbreaking ceremony on June 18. Speakers included Joyce Craig, Mayor of Manchester; Dr. Greg Baxter, president of Elliot Health System; and Dr. Joseph Guarnaccia, medical director of the Emergency Department at Elliot Hospital.
BOND Building will provide design-build services for the 22,000sf project. The phased renovation and addition will include three new trauma bays, 32 private rooms, four pediatric exam rooms, and six psychiatric evaluation rooms to treat the nearly 65,000 patients that visit Elliot’s emergency department every year. It will house acute treatment, circulation, nurse station and staff areas, reception and waiting, security, support space, and an X-ray machine.
The project was originally slated to begin last year but delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The additional time gave the design-build team an opportunity to redesign the reception, waiting room and triage areas as well as add a rapid treatment area to the floorplan. The modifications will allow the hospital to isolate infectious patients, increase ventilation and air filtration systems, and add additional oxygen ports to care for an increased number of patients, making it better equipped to handle future pandemics.
The designers for the project are e4H, Simon Design, Fuss & O’Neil and BR+A. The first phase, expected to be completed in February 2022, will include construction of the new building and moving reception, triage, and rapid triages areas into it. Phase two will include moving the rest of the emergency department and services into the building. The full project is expected to be completed in early 2023.