Healthcare Northern New England

Fulcrum Associates Underway on 10,000sf Emergency Room for Parkland Medical Center

Rendering of the Parkland Medical Center freestanding ER

Plaistow, NH – Fulcrum Associates announced it is underway on a new freestanding emergency room for Parkland Medical Center in Plaistow.

Located on Plaistow Road, the Plaistow Freestanding Emergency Room will expand local access to emergency care for residents and employees of the region. Fulcrum Associates, along with HCA Parkland Medical Center, celebrated the groundbreaking for the emergency room in October 2022.

The new ER is a nearly 10,000sf facility and will be staffed with board-certified and board-eligible emergency room physicians and nurses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It will provide the same services as an emergency room that is housed within the walls of a hospital. The new facility will feature walk-in and ambulance entrances, 10 private treatment rooms, CT capabilities, onsite laboratory, digital ultrasound and diagnostic x-ray.

“In an emergency situation, every minute matters,” said Colin Devlin, MD, medical director of Parkland Medical Center’s ER. “Having 24/7 access to emergency medicine physicians close to home for residents in the Plaistow area will save lives and enhance patient recovery.”

“With a commitment to patient care as our focus, we are filling a gap by bringing high-quality emergency services to Plaistow and southern New Hampshire, which continues to see significant growth,” said John Skevington, chief executive officer. “This facility will also have the same advanced medical technologies and life-saving services that are available at our main ER on the Parkland Medical Center campus and will be similar to our sister hospital Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s freestanding Dover and Seabrook ER locations. With this new ER conveniently located along the busy Route 125 corridor, patients who live and work in this area will be able to receive services faster, resulting in better health outcomes.”

“We greatly appreciate the confidence HCA and Parkland Medical Center placed in Fulcrum. Having successfully completed HCA’s freestanding emergency room in Dover, we could not have been more excited to be awarded this project,” said Daryl Luter, president of Fulcrum.

The project design team includes Hereford Dooley Architects, Power Management Corporation for MEP engineering services, Structural Design Group for structural design, and Crunk Engineering for civil engineering.

The Fulcrum team is led by Megan Butcher, project manager; Kevin Cooper, site superintendent; and Dave Stearns, lead carpenter. Fulcrum is joined by a team of subcontractors including Gate City Electric, Denron Hall Plumbing and HVAC, Capitol Fire Protection, Metro Walls, George W. Pynn Masonry, SL Chasse Steel, and Lynch’s Landscaping and Excavation.

Parkland Medical Center Emergency Room is scheduled to open to patient care late this summer.