Yale New Haven Health sought to identify the highest and best use of its community hospital campus in Westerly, RI. Considerations included a full replacement or renovated hospital, micro-hospital with stronger ambulatory services, or ambulatory care center/freestanding ED–only campus. Percival Health Advisors, an independent healthcare strategy group within Remedy, conducted a detailed analysis for repositioning the campus, with support from Remedy to determine the most cost-effective and least disruptive way to satisfy the future facility needs.
The existing hospital required significant capital upgrades and was no longer appropriately sized and laid out for the community’s needs and the modern delivery of healthcare. Percival’s assessment focused on the goal of balancing capital investments with projected patient volumes and factored in service line priority strategy, physician alignment targets, and optimal facility sizes. Percival arrived at the conclusion that Yale should pursue a phased campus redevelopment that would result in the creation of a new micro-hospital and ambulatory care center (ACC), both more optimally sized and designed to meet the projected needs of the Westerly patient community.
Completion: Fall 2018
inpatient occupancy of existing hospital
and ACC recommended
occupancy of new micro-hospital projected