BRISTOL, Conn., and JUPITER, Fla., Aug. 22, 2018 – The downtown construction site of Bristol Hospital’s new 62,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) attracted staff from Bristol Hospital, Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, and executives from Rendina Healthcare Real Estate as they commemorated construction progress with a beam signing ceremony.
Flanked by towering steel girders forming the frame of what will soon be a state-of-the-art healthcare facility, Mary Lynn Gagnon, Executive Director of Bristol Hospital Development Foundation, led the event and introduced representatives speaking on behalf of the project.
“We see this building serving as a springboard for future development,” said Kurt A. Barwis, FACHE, President and CEO of Bristol Hospital. “This really makes a difference in terms of physician recruitment. They want to participate in an environment where they can collaborate with other physicians, where they are able to treat their patients in a way that’s contemporary and efficient – a way that supports diagnosis, treatment, and the healing process.”
The ACC is being built at the intersection of Main Street and Riverside Avenue in downtown. Bristol Hospital’s Multi-Specialty Group will occupy the building, offering a variety of crucial services, including cardiology, endocrinology and diabetes, neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology and urology.
In addition to providing affordable and accessible healthcare to the community, the construction progress of the ACC is acting as a catalyst for the growth and revitalization of downtown.
“This is a critical turning point for our community,” said Bristol Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu. “Partners like Bristol Hospital, O&G, and Rendina were willing to come together at a high level of credibility to take that first step. This is a physical sign of the progress that people have been waiting for – a historical moment and the beginning of a history that’s going to define downtown for the next generation.”
Steve Barry, President of Rendina Healthcare Real Estate, echoed a similar sentiment. “The hospital was looking to adapt to changes in healthcare and provide more convenient and accessible locations to deliver the high-quality care that Bristol hospital’s long been known for,” said Barry. “This state-of-the-art Ambulatory Care Center is going to change the way healthcare is delivered in this community.”
Rendina will own and manage the facility, which is expected to open in April of 2019.
About Bristol Hospital
Founded in 1921, Bristol Hospital is the leading health provider for people who live and work in the Greater Bristol area. Proud of its achievements in service excellence, Bristol Hospital has earned national recognition for its commitment to providing outstanding patient care. Bristol Hospital has 154 licensed beds and offers a complete range of patient services including a first-rate emergency center that cares for more than 40,000 patients each year.
About Rendina Healthcare Real Estate
Rendina is a trusted national leader in Healthcare Real Estate, providing comprehensive solutions to our clients and giving back to the communities we serve. We assist hospitals and health systems in fulfilling growth and physician recruitment strategies by offering creative solutions for a variety of healthcare real estate initiatives. We have been a trusted partner to healthcare providers for more than 30 years and have developed more than 7.75 million square feet of healthcare real estate throughout the country.
For information or questions, please contact Steve Barry, President, at 866-630-5055; or visit rendina.com.
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