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North Country Hospital: Primary Care Building

Newport, Vermont

Project Type: Health Care

The visionary collaboration between North Country Hospital, H.P. Cummings Construction Company as the Construction Manager, and Lavallee Brensinger Architects as the architect brought forth a groundbreaking project in Vermont—the construction of a new Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) primary care building.

This state-of-the-art facility spans an impressive 33,000 SF and is strategically situated adjacent to North Country Hospital. It sets a precedent as the first of its kind in Vermont, designed specifically to embody the principles of a Patient-Centered Medical Home.

The project involved meticulous development across five acres of land, featuring a robust structural steel frame. The building encompasses a single-story structure with an innovative lower-level office space that covers 9,442 SF, as well as a spacious upper level spanning 21,740 SF.

The lower level serves as a hub for management offices, conference rooms, workstations, mechanical and electrical rooms, as well as storage areas. On the upper level, patients are greeted by a comprehensive array of medical services, including 35 exam rooms, four procedure rooms, four nurse workstations, multiple offices, and an administrative area.

Throughout the construction process, Lavallee Brensinger Architects applied their expertise to ensure the facility’s design aligned seamlessly with the principles of patient-centered care. H.P. Cummings Construction Company, as the Construction Manager, meticulously executed the project, adhering to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.

The successful collaboration between North Country Hospital, Lavallee Brensinger Architects, and H.P. Cummings Construction Company has brought to fruition a pioneering primary care building that embraces patient-centric values and represents a remarkable milestone in the healthcare landscape of Vermont.

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