The Riverview Building Patient Care Center, which opened at Butler Hospital in October of 2013, 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 Riverview Patient Care Center at Butler Hospital:
Provides Greater Access
- Totals 49,000 square-feet and includes an expanded Patient Assessment Services (PAS) center and a new 26-bed adult inpatient care unit.
- Expanded the hospital's former PAS center by more than double the size and now includes 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 the increased need in Rhode Island.
Enhances 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.
Generated new jobs for nurses, mental health workers, social workers, physicians, housekeepers, and administrative support positions, upon opening in 2013.
Served as the largest private construction project in Rhode Island from 2012-2013, which employed contractor E.W. Burman, Inc. and individual subcontractors, totaling 150 - 200 workers.
The new Patient Care Center cost $17 million, a portion of which has been raised through fundraising.