NEWPORT HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
E4H completed a comprehensive study for Lifespan Health System’s Newport Hospital in Newport, RI. The study focused on existing and future work flow, bed counts, service lines, and a network prioritization of space, money and time. E4H expanded the Emergency Department from 10,000SF to 21,000SF, increasing the number of treatment bays, expand triage capacity, expand waiting room and entrance space, and host a dedicated Clinical Observation Unit and Behavioral Health Suite.
The design improved the patient experience, including delivering a more dignified care setting for behavioral health patients. The project increased the number of exam rooms from 17 to 29, including four behavioral health rooms separated from the general ED, the expansion also adds private areas for patients and families awaiting clinical results. The ED remained fully operational during construction.