Ortho Rhode Island is known for breaking new ground in innovative orthopedic care, but on Thursday, April 25 at Crossings Office Park in Warwick, they made news for a different sort of groundbreaking. Gathered with Mayor Joseph J. Solomon, Council President Steven Merolla, and shareholders of Carpionato Group and Calspan Development & Construction, Ortho Rhode Island representatives donned their hardhats to commemorate the start of construction on a new state-of-the art medical office and surgery center.
The new facility is the next step in Ortho Rhode Island’s mission to provide high-quality care through their leadership in orthopedic innovation. Dr. Michael Bradley, President and CEO of Ortho Rhode Island, thanked the city and other partners for helping bring to life a “world-class, highly innovative and high-tech facility for the future.”
The forward-looking vision of the project drew praise from supporters. “Ortho RI is on the cutting edge of medicine, and its expansion at the Crossings Office Park will be a draw for other complementary bio-medical companies seeking synergies and convenience in one location,” stated Council President Steve Merolla.
Thursday’s groundbreaking was just the beginning of Ortho Rhode Island’s growth. The construction will be completed in two phases, the first being a 60,000 square foot building, followed by a 40,000 square foot building to be added later. The new medical office and surgery center will enable Ortho Rhode Island to continue providing the comprehensive, patient-centered care that’s become a hallmark of their orthopedic practices.
And though construction has just begun, Ortho Rhode Island is looking forward to creating something greater than just a new building: a community. “We’re grateful to all who helped make our vision a reality,” Dr. Bradley said. “And to the people of Rhode Island whose lives we hope to enrich with the work we’ll do here.”
Click here to read the official press release for the groundbreaking from Carpionato Group, the real estate development company that helped bring Ortho Rhode Island’s new facility to Warwick.