Photo Credit:
Frank Giuliani

  Massachusetts General Hospital / North Shore Medical Center

Center for Outpatient Care
Danvers, MA

As a member of the Partners HealthCare System, North Shore Medical Center provides the population north of Boston state-of-the-art services in cardiology, neurology, oncology, thoracic surgery, and pediatrics. The 122,000 SF Center for Outpatient Care exemplifies the collaboration between a community hospital and a major academic medical center. It is the first of its kind in the greater Boston area.

The Center for Outpatient Care also provides patients with numerous suites for minimally invasive surgery and advanced imaging services. In addition to serving as the benchmark for suburban healthcare, the MGH/NSMC Center for Outpatient Care is a model of patient centered care in its design. The panoramic windows of the facility's twenty-four infusion bays provide for a soothing environment with views of tidal wetlands, marshes, and a healing garden with perennial plants and flowers. Even the oncology waiting area is infused with natural light and offers views of the lush surroundings.

Working closely with Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott during the preconstruction phase of the project, the Walsh Brothers team provided extensive options analyses and studies of alternative façade and building systems, as well as constructibility advice and extensive budgeting at various design points to ensure that the project would ultimately be priced in the marketplace well within the owner's required budget. Despite significant budgetary challenges the Walsh Brothers team worked collaboratively to yield a world-class suburban medical facility that is typically found in the Longwood Medical Area. Walsh Brothers is proud to have contributed to such a critical patient care facility and to have delivered the project on time and within budget.

"Success throughout planning and construction of the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient care was defined by collaboration among a wide array of project participants. With so much at stake, cooperation became critical to overcome numerous obstacles that faced the project. Walsh Brothers was essential to the project’s success. Their flexibility and willingness to communicate made it possible to work across boundaries of affiliation and put the greater good and success of the project first."
Angela E. Watson
Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott
2009 Association of General Contractors Build New England Award
Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott