Connecticut Groundbreaking Healthcare

SLAM Joins Orthopedic Center Groundbreaking

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin (fifth from left) joins hospital doctors and The S/L/A/M design-build team in a groundbreaking celebration. / Photo by The S/L/A/M Collaborative

Hartford, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) and S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a member of Trinity Health Of New England, at a recent groundbreaking for the $26.5 million, 33,000sf Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Center in Hartford.

The new center is a joint venture between Saint Francis Hospital, Lighthouse Surgeons, a group of orthopedic and spine surgeons, and Woodland Anesthesiology Associates. The freestanding center represents a significant opportunity to extend the Saint Francis campus at the intersection of Woodland and Ashley streets.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

The facility will feature six orthopedic ORs, complete onsite sterile processing, a distinctive 26 bay pre- and post-op area, and a welcoming, double height reception/lobby area that initiates a carefully planned patient-centered care that extends throughout the facility.

Doctors will treat orthopedic patients with sports injuries, joint replacement, and spine surgical spine patients, as well as pain management, all in one location.

“We are thrilled to commence our sixth design-build project with Saint Francis Hospital, an approach that distinguishes SLAM as a firm that values collaboration between owner, architect, and construction manager throughout the project,” says Eugene Torone, president of SLAM CS.

SLAM’s multidisciplinary in-house team provides the project with an integrated design-build delivery method which streamlines the process by bringing planning, design, and construction together from the early stages of the project through completion, ensuring team collaboration, quality, and efficiency.

The Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Center is expected to open its doors by early 2020.

SLAM has completed five design-build projects for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center that include the Center for Innovation & Leadership; 3rdfloor renovation on Ashley Street; Simulation Room at Mount Sinai Hospital; and a Data Center and office renovation at 103 Woodland Street.

“The Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Center marks a significant step in the evolution of outpatient orthopedic surgery and allows us to further meet the needs of this growing population of patients,” said John Rodis, M.D., President of Saint Francis Hospital.  “The center will serve orthopedic surgical patients in need of sports-related injury repairs, spine surgical patients, and provide unique services in pain management, all under one roof, in a same-day care setting.”