Providence Hospital Breaks Ground on New Labor and Delivery Unit

By HCO Staff

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—E4H Environments for Health Architecture, an architecture firm solely dedicated to healthcare and health science + technology facility design, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a new labor and delivery unit at Care New England Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I.

The project, which will add an 18,500-square-foot building and renovate 5,000 square feet of existing space, will bring larger delivery rooms with private bathrooms to the outdated facility. These new rooms, nearly double the size of the facility’s old rooms, will be able to accommodate more birthing options, for patients, family members, and doulas. This ensures equity for all patients and provides an improved experience at the key hospital. which accounts for nearly 80% of births in the region, delivering over 8,500 babies per year.

The groundbreaking ceremony featured speakers from E4H, Care New England, and Brown University, the project’s single largest donor. The general contractor is Dimeo Construction Company and project completions is expected by December of 2024.