A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Nov. 12th to celebrate the new home of University Orthopedics. The development marks the first commercial development project on the Kettle Point Redevelopment parcel fronting on Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence, R.I.

The groundbreaking ceremony attracted more than one hundred spectators including local dignitaries, physicians, staff and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo.

Commenting on University Orthopedics expansion, Raimondo stated, “We have some of the best healthcare professionals in America here in Rhode Island and I certainly appreciate that commitment to Rhode Island. This is a big investment in Rhode Island and it shows that we have a very bright future.”

The new 88,500 sq. ft.  development on the Kettle Point site reflects the vision between the Project Team and University Orthopedics goals to best serve their orthopedic patients in the community and beyond.

The project incorporates many state-of-the-art features, which reflect University Orthopedics’ commitment to remaining at the forefront of medical technology. Utilizing professional design expertise, Smart Building Technology is integrated with the highest level of interior fit-out and finishes available on the market. Each suite is purposefully designed to reflect the particular needs of the orthopedic specialty area it serves. An Ambulatory Surgical Center and physical therapy / rehabilitation facilities feature prominently in the extensive scope of services offered. Patients will be afforded ample free parking and other onsite amenities planned for the property, making this an ideal location for University Orthopedics’ rapidly growing practice.