The addition of the new Patient Care Center at Butler Hospital builds upon Butler's longstanding commitment to meeting the mental health needs of the people of Rhode Island through providing high quality, innovative treatment in a safe setting that fosters understanding, dignity, and respect.
The New Patient Care Center at Butler Hospital Will:
Build Greater Access
- Totals 49,000 square-feet, including an expanded Patient Assessment Services (PAS) center and a new 26-bed adult inpatient care unit.
- Offers an expanded PAS center more than double the size of the hospital's existing area, including private evaluation and exam rooms, two waiting areas – one a separate secured waiting area for highly acute patients – and greater privacy for patients and families.
- Houses a 26-bed adult inpatient care unit with private and semi-private rooms, enabling the hospital to have more beds available to accommodate patient acuity and meet increased need.
Enhance Standards of Care
- Brings a modern physical design and layout enabling improved patient flow and reduced wait time for patients being evaluated and/or admitted.
- Includes a high-tech electronic communications system that will enable up-to-the-minute communications between PAS staff and staff on the hospital's inpatient units.
- Features an adaptable layout on the inpatient unit that provides private space for individuals who require a quieter and more secluded setting.
- Serves as the largest private construction project underway in Rhode Island.
- Employs contractor E.W. Burman, Inc. and individual subcontractors, totaling 150 - 200 workers.
Generates new positions, including nurses, mental health workers, social workers, physicians, housekeepers, and administrative support positions, upon opening. The new Patient Care Center will cost $17 million, a portion of which will be raised through fundraising. The new center is expected to open in the summer of 2013. Visit butler.org/PatientCareCenter for additional information, high resolution photos, and more.
The new Patient Care Center will cost $17 million, a portion of which will be raised through fundraising. The new center is expected to open in the summer of 2013.