Newport, RI – St. Clare-Newport recently broke ground on Phase 1 of its $21 million expansion and renovation project. On hand for the festivities were Bishop Thomas Tobin, Governor Gina Raimondo, Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, and Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano.
Once completed, the skilled nursing facility will total 60 beds, with all private rooms and bathrooms arranged in a household model of care. Additionally, 40 apartments of assisted and independent living will be available, as will an adult day health program. The restaurant-style dining room and lounge will feature views of the harbor. A media room, fitness center, and spa are among some of the amenities that are being planned.
The project team included owner, St. Clare-Newport; architect, Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects; contractor, Behan Bros, Inc.; project manager/development consultant, FJS Associates, Ltd.; structural, Yoder + Tidwell, LTD; civil, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.; mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, Wilkinson Associates; and electrical, Building Engineering Resources, Inc.