Initiative Made Possible With Grant from Capital Restructuring Finance Program of New York State and Hospital Matching Funds
March 15, 2016: Montefiore Nyack Hospital, a member of Montefiore Health System and the Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative, has announced plans to construct a two-story addition, of 16,300 square feet, which will include a new and expanded Emergency Department and Medical Village. The construction will incorporate the renovation and reconfiguration of 23,300 square feet of existing space which includes the current Emergency Department, hospital lobby, and adjacent corridors.
“We are committed to meeting the changing health care needs of those we serve, which includes being responsive to the underserved and vulnerable members of our community,” said Montefiore Nyack Hospital President and CEO Dr. Mark Geller. “This initiative will help transform our health care delivery system by integrating access to primary, emergent, specialty and community-based care.”
The project will double the size of The Emergency Department to 26,000 square feet offering a separate fast/track urgent care center, new rapid assessment area, private behavioral health assessment unit, larger trauma treatment bays, dedicated imaging suite with a CT scanner, and an integrated decontamination room. With almost 60,000 visits in 2015, Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s Emergency Department is one of the most active in the lower Hudson Valley. The addition of an adjacent urgent care center will assist with providing patients with non-emergent conditions a more appropriate level of ambulatory care and access to primary care providers, reducing unnecessary visits to The Emergency Department.
The Medical Village will house a 7,800 square foot multi-specialty outpatient service center to include primary and specialty care providers and community-based support services from local service organizations. A patient navigation program will integrate inpatients and outpatients with community-based services and provide transition support the least restrictive environment for care. The Center will also offer non-emergent transportation to and from appointments with providers and organizations in the Medical Village and other services offered at Montefiore Nyack Hospital.
Dr. Geller said, “The development of a Medical Village on the Hospital campus strengthens our ability to offer ease of access to appropriate and specialized health care services within the Hospital or in the community. Providing appropriate alternatives to hospitalization, by linking patients to community resources that best meet their health care needs, will enhance our health care delivery system and reduce costs and unnecessary hospitalizations.”
As one of Rockland’s largest employers, Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s investment will further its commitment to cultivating and grooming students pursuing careers in health care professions by providing additional clinical opportunities for training, supplementing those of local educational institutions to include nursing, nurse practitioner, radiology technician, and laboratory technician experiences among others.
The Care Transformation Project will be the largest health care project for Montefiore Nyack Hospital since the construction of a 19,600 square foot Cancer Center in 1999. Construction on the new building is expected to begin in the fall of 2017 and be completed in 2020.