TOCCI Selected by the State of Rhode Island for Eleanor Slater Hospital Project


WIBURB, MA–The State of Rhode Island has selected TOCCI for Eleanor Slater Hospital Project. TOCCI is teaming with NEMD Architects for renovations spanning six floors in Eleanor Slater Hospital’s Regan Building. Construction is slated to begin in Spring 2024.

The hospital provides long-term acute and post-acute care to patients with complex psychiatric needs. When complete, the facility will consist of over 60,000 sf of inpatient Behavioral Health space.

“We’re not just renovating a building; we’re revitalizing a vital hub for healthcare in Rhode Island,” said Wayne Arruda, TOCCI’s Healthcare Division Executive. “We are confident in this team’s ability to seamlessly integrate with ongoing operations while executing this work.”

Part of the first floor and floors three through six are designated as lockdown psychiatric floors. The unit will house group therapy, consultation, exam, and activity rooms in addition to space for patient beds. Creating secure environments for staff and patients to safely provide and receive care is a top priority. Specialty impact windows and anti-barricade doors will accompany intricate security systems throughout. Renovations include enhancement of the building’s facade to correct moisture penetration issues. TOCCI will work closely with the Eleanor Slater team to minimize disruptions to the hospital on the interconnected campus.

“We’re thrilled to once again partner with TOCCI to breathe new life into a medical facility,” says Mehdi Khosrovani, President of NEMD Architects. “Our collective efforts will result in a renewed healthcare space that not only meets the highest standards but also contributes significantly to the well-being of the community it serves.”

This project represents a shared commitment to the Rhode Island community and the state’s vision for a revitalized medical facility that prioritizes security, innovation, and compassionate care.