DPH – Renovation for Shattuck Hospital Replacement Building

Project for relocation of the Shattuck Hospital to the newly purchased/acquired Newton Pavilion facility from Boston Medical Center.

Project Details

Newton Pavilion Aerial Photo

Study Designer:  The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc.
Contractor:  Gilbane Building Company

Project Type: CM at Risk
Gross Square Feet:  434,000
Est. Total Project Cost:  $424,878,500
Est. Construction Substantial Completion Date: Fall 2025

The Commonwealth acquired the Newton Pavilion building at 88 East Newton Street in Boston’s South End, vacated by the Boston Medical Center (BMC) for the purpose of relocating the inpatient beds, associated support services and the outpatient clinics currently located at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital (LSH), to this facility, after a renovation project.

Project Features

The LSH, operated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), is the Commonwealth’s safety net provider that enables economically and socially disadvantaged patients to obtain high quality, cost-effective care. The Shattuck Hospital accommodates services provided by three agencies of the Commonwealth: the Department of Public Health (DPH), the Department of Mental Health (DMH), and the Department of Corrections (DOC).

Beds - LSH provides acute and sub-acute adult inpatient care in a total of 260 beds, including:

  • DPH inpatient medical / surgical units – 117 beds
  • DMH inpatients units where DMH provides staff on these Psychiatric units – 115 beds
  • DOC inpatient units where DOC provides security and DPH staff provides medical services – 28 beds

Services - LSH has a variety of medical service units including:

  • ambulatory care for DOC and the community
  • diagnostic services (imaging and clinical lab services)
  • therapies (oncology infusion, hemodialysis and physical therapy)
  • inpatient dental surgery and outpatient dental services for DDS patients

LSH is also an academic teaching facility providing training opportunities for many Boston area colleges and universities (medicine, nursing, social work etc.). The Main Hospital also houses administrative functions, surgical suites, and hospital support.

The Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission as an acute care facility and is certified for Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement and most 3rd party insurance.