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Rhode Island Hospital

Founded in 1863, the 2,000,000 sf Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) has been designated the Level I Trauma Center for southeastern New England.

Bullet $69M construction cost
Bullet 130K SF

The Bridge Building contains a 130,000 sf Emergency Department, 16 high-tech Surgery Suites, Central Sterile Supply facility and Pathology Laboratory. Built to provide support to one of the five busiest emergency centers in the country, the Bridge Building was designed to accommodate additional floors for the future expansion of its bed facilities.

The expansion increased the hospital’s existing critical care capacity from 28 Intensive Care beds and 26 Step-down beds to 83 multifunctional, single-bed, Intensive Care rooms.

Systems Include:

  • Individual air handling units for the Emergency Department, Surgery, Pathology and common spaces allowing for specific air pressure relationships among these areas – which is critical to mitigate airborne infections/pollutants

  • Steam, hot water and chilled water distribution systems from the updated Central Plant, also designed by WSP Flack + Kurtz

  • Central clean steam for humidification to provide a healthy environment for patient care

  • Outdoor air quantity management to prevent Sick Building Syndrome while emphasizing energy efficiency

  • Central vacuum, compressed air, medical gases and oxygen distribution systems for state-of-the-art patient care with no compromises