Integlia and University Orthopedics Break Ground on State-of-the-Art Medical Facility

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Michael Integlia & Company, a leading real estate development firm based in Providence, Rhode Island, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, November 12th to celebrate the University Orthopedics' new facility in East Providence, Rhode Island. This is the first commercial project at the Kettle Point redevelopment parcel on the 40-acre waterfront site.

Michael Integlia & Company (Integlia Co.), a leading real estate development firm based in Providence, Rhode Island, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, November 12th to celebrate the new home for University Orthopedics. The development, financed by The Washington Trust Company, marks the first commercial development project on the Kettle Point Redevelopment parcel fronting on Veterans Memorial Parkway in East Providence, Rhode Island.

The groundbreaking ceremony attracted more than one hundred spectators including local dignitaries, physicians, staff and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo. Commenting on University Orthopedics expansion, Governor 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 square foot 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.

When asked about the new building, University Orthopedics President Edward Akelman, M.D. and Chief Operating Officer Weber Shill stated, “University Orthopedics is excited to be a part of the economic growth and development in the City of East Providence. This state-of the art facility enables us to provide the highest quality orthopedic care, comparable to the best care available anywhere in the country. The leadership and vision of Governor Raimondo, her administration and the leadership of the City of East Providence helped make this vision a reality. We would like to give a special thanks to Planning Director Jeanne Boyle and her team with the Waterfront District Commission who have gone above and beyond to help us with this project and welcome University Orthopedics into the business community."

n|e|m|d architects, inc., based in Providence, Rhode Island (with satellite offices in Boston and Connecticut, http://www.nemd.com), is the architect for the design of this highly specialized medical facility. 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.

Along with the development of this new medical office building, the remainder of the 40-acre site is currently underway with the construction of 290 residential units, which will consist of apartments and townhomes. Public access will be available on the site for all who wish to enjoy the East Bay Bike Path and the waterfront along the Providence River.

About University Orthopedics:
With clinic locations in Providence, Middletown, East Greenwich and Barrington, University Orthopedics is a regional Center for Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Care with specialties in back and neck pain, joint pain, sports medicine problems, shoulder pain, hand problems, hip and knee pain, pediatrics and foot and ankle injury. University Orthopedics includes more than 30 board-certified orthopedic surgeons who are fellowship-trained, the highest level of medical training in the U.S. These specialists are clinical professors on the faculty of Brown University’s medical school as teachers of other new physicians, and leading the way with clinical research of the latest advances in orthopedic surgery and injury prevention. For more information, visit
http://www.universityorthopedics.com.

About Michael Integlia & Company:
Established in 1937, Michael Integlia & Company is a master builder and developer of office, commercial, and institutional buildings of Class A quality in Southern New England. At the core of Integlia & Company is a team of uniquely talented and experienced personnel ready to respond to individual requests with uniquely impressive results. To learn more about Michael Integlia & Company, visit http://www.integliaco.com

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