Dacon, Union Studio, and Carpionato collaborate on 4,800 s/f Lifespan Urgent Care facility

May 12, 2023 - Rhode Island

Johnston, RI In collaboration with Carpionato Group and Union Studio, Dacon Corp. has completed a new 4,800 s/f Lifespan Urgent Care facility at 11 Commerce Way. As Rhode Island’s first healthcare system and a not-for-profit entity, Lifespan consists of multi-specialty practices, teaching and community hospitals offering integrated healthcare. This location will treat ages 18 months to adult across a continuum of care for common ailments such as immunizations, flu diagnosis, infections and sports physicals. 

Expanding into central Rhode Island, this $1.2 million Lifespan facility will address urgent care needs from a large-scale population on a local level using a balance of physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Union Studio, a designer of Lifespan’s facilities, created a layout maximizing individual privacy without forsaking a social environment. Seven exam rooms radiate around a central nurses’ station, accompanied by common spaces, office and supply areas. 

“It is a state-of-the-art facility for urgent care that captures Life-span’s signature image reflected throughout their other facilities,” said Union Studio’s architect Kevin Beaulieu.

 The owner is Carpionato Group, a real estate developer across retail, hospitality, office and residential markets. 

Dacon ran the project’s construction, and is currently working on a second Lifespan facility in Middletown.

Attracted by accessibility, affordability, and efficiency, consumer demand continues to rise for convenient care which plays a versatile role across a spectrum of health issues – from diagnosis and post operative care, to complete treatment. The urgent care market was valued at $56.7 billion in 2022 and is forecasting 11% growth until 2030 as rapid service delivery and shorter wait times outpace primary care (PCP) office experiences. While acute respiratory infection dominates the market with a 28% revenue share, the influenza and pneumonia are anticipated to drive growth due to longer flu seasons with COVID awareness.



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