With the expansions and renovations to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod now complete, the 60-bed inpatient facility is poised to increase its capacity to provide 80,000 additional therapy visits and 10,500 additional physician visits over the next 5 years.

During the 10-month-long, multi-phase project, the facility—located in Sandwich, Mass—added a two-story, 6,230-square-foot building and renovated 12,800 square feet of existing space. In total, the project expanded Spaulding’s physician services clinic by 33%, and added two physician exam/treatment rooms and eight new outpatient therapy rooms—doubling the private treatment space and increasing the facility’s outpatient capacity to accommodate up to 21,000 more visits per year, according to a media release from Margulies Perruzzi Architects.

More specifically, a multi-purpose room and a quiet room were added; five treatment rooms were also added, and a patient/family resource room was created, in the inpatient unit; the reception area was redesigned; and the lobby, registration, and waiting areas were expanded.

The project, designed by Margulies Perruzzi Architects and performed by Columbia Construction Company, required careful coordination among the clinical staff, the design team and the contractors. The work was sequenced in such a way to permit the hospital to maintain normal operations without impacting inpatient and outpatient care.

“By bringing advanced rehab expertise to the Cape, Spaulding Cape Cod has made a unique contribution to the health of the community since opening 21 years ago,” says Maureen Banks, president of Spaulding Cape Cod, in the release.

“Thanks to a beautiful and functional design, we have an enhanced environment of care. This vital resource will be able to meet our patients’ needs well into the future.”

[Source: Margulies Perruzzi Architects]