August 16, 2012
Tamir Kalifa for The Boston Globe
The new Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital is designed to care for the most severely mentally ill patients.
The $302 million structure is one of the most expensive public construction projects in the state’s history.
A cafe, general store, bank, library, game rooms, and gyms encourage patients to interact with others in the hospital.
Fitness rooms and basketball courts will encourage physical activity at the hospital.
A beauty salon, intended to create a more comfortable and social atmosphere, is one of hospital's many amenities.
A common room at the entrance to a residential wing.
In the residential wing of the hospital, patients will live in private bedrooms.
A private one-bedroom space has a closet, desk, and private bathroom. The recovery center will contain a total of 320 beds.
The hospital also contains a non-denominational chapel.
The hospital has multiple courtyards for residents to enjoy the outdoors.