BOSTON, MA, December 22, 2016 – Walsh Brothers, Incorporated announced today that Partners HealthCare and the North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) has selected the firm to perform construction management services for an expansion of the North Shore Medical Center Salem campus. The project will include construction of a new four-story building and renovation of the Spaulding North Shore Building, as well as significant upgrades to the campus infrastructure.

This project also supports the consolidation of NSMC’s Lynn and Salem acute care facilities, a plan designed to improve care and coordination across a wide spectrum of health services. This plan realigns practices and facilities to make high-quality care more cost-effective and efficient and improves access to the community-based care for North Shore residents.

Highlights of this extensive project, scheduled for completion in 2019 will include:

  • A new 113,000 square foot, four-story building to include a new emergency department, mechanical space, one floor for 24 medical – surgical inpatient beds, one floor to be shelled for a future 24 bed medical – surgical unit with vertical and horizontal connecting corridors to the existing Davenport Building.
  • Converting the current Spaulding North Shore to a Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health that will be directly aligned with Massachusetts General Hospital and add 26 new beds to the region for psychiatry and behavioral health services, with a shelled floor for a future 30 bed psychiatric unit.
  • Central Utility Plant infrastructure upgrades will include installation of a 1,200 ton chiller and cooling tower and (2) 2000 kW emergency generators.
  • The project has been designed to achieve the sustainability standards of Partners HealthCare and will pursue LEED Silver Certification.

“This consolidation of inpatient care coupled with the expansion of outpatient community-based services will provide local families with a more accessible and effective health care resource for years to come” said Robert G. Norton, President, NSMC. “We look forward to working with Walsh Brothers to bring this state-of-the-art, first-class medical facility to all residents of the North Shore.”

“This significant undertaking by NSMC and Partners HealthCare demonstrates their commitment to deliver the highest quality care to all patients, especially to those where critical services are in great demand, said Richard Walsh, President & CEO, Walsh Brothers, Incorporated.

North Shore Medical Center is the North Shore’s largest healthcare provider and one of its largest employers. With multiple hospitals, ambulatory care sites and physician offices, NSMC offers comprehensive care and a commitment to exceptional quality, safety and kindness. As a member of Partners HealthCare, founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, NSMC provides patients with access to some of the most talented sub-specialists in the world through clinical collaborations. For more information please visit

Walsh Brothers, Incorporated, founded in 1901 and based in Boston, is a leading construction management firm well known for its work on complex, high-quality and sensitive building projects in a wide range of industries and specialties. For further information go to or

Kenneth White
Director of Business Development