Westchester Medical Center to Open $230M Pavilion Later This Month
Real Estate In-Depth | May 2019
VALHALLA—Officials with the Westchester Medical Center unveiled its $230-million new Ambulatory Care Pavilion on May 16th in advance of its opening later this month.
The new, 280,000 square-foot, eight-story Ambulatory Care Pavilion, Westchester Medical Center’s new focal point for ambulatory care services will host its first patients later this month. The hospital, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), offered a sneak preview of the new structure to members of the press and invited guests.
“Westchester Medical Center has traditionally been the centerpiece for the Hudson Valley’s advanced care services. The new, state-of-the-art Ambulatory Care Pavilion sets a new standard for patient-centered services in the region and signifies the establishment of an ambulatory care hub on WMCHealth’s Valhalla campus,” said Michael D. Israel, president and CEO, WMCHealth. “The Ambulatory Care Pavilion is not just an investment in steel and glass, but a true investment by Westchester Medical Center in the physical and mental health of Hudson Valley residents, putting Westchester County and the entire Hudson Valley at the forefront of healthcare delivery.”
The project was the largest healthcare project undertaken in Westchester County in recent years and the largest project ever to secure incentives from the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency. The new pavilion is the largest capital improvement by the hospital since the opening of Westchester Medical Center’s main tower in 1977 and WMCHealth’s Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, which opened in 2004.
In addition to the healthcare technologies offered through its agreement with Philips, Westchester Medical Center is emphasizing an enhanced “environment of care” in the Ambulatory Care Pavilion that reduces stress and promotes healing. This includes elements such as a patient-controlled ambient experience with soothing lights and sounds, private dressing rooms and spacious common areas soaked in natural light. New technologies will also enhance seamless communication between healthcare providers, patients and families throughout the care process.
Floors one and two of the Ambulatory Care Pavilion will open for patient care in May.
Occupancy of floors three through eight, which will consist of a mix of medical practice and office space, will take place over the next few months. Full occupancy is expected in the fall.
The first floor will be the new home of WMCHealth’s Advanced Imaging and Heart & Vascular services. The second floor is the new hub of Westchester Medical Center’s Ambulatory Surgery Program. Highlights include: 36 private, spacious, pre- and post-procedure bays; eight operating rooms that greatly expand Westchester Medical Center’s daily surgical capabilities; two larger cardiac catheterization laboratories with the newest Philips healthcare technologies, bringing Westchester Medical Center’s total to eight, the most, by far, in the Hudson Valley; and a new, vascular interventional radiology lab and a new transesophageal echocardiogram procedure room.
Project by the Numbers:
The following are some of the key facts about the new ambulatory care pavilion project:
• 185,000 square feet of care space in the Ambulatory Care Pavilion;
• 75,000 square feet of medical practice and administrative office space;
• 20,000 square feet of the seven-story expansion of Westchester Medical Center that will include private patient rooms. This portion of the project is ongoing with completion expected later in 2019;
• 24 procedure rooms;
•12 imaging rooms;
•250 additional parking spaces;
• 6,570: square footage of glass in the Ambulatory Care Pavilion lobby;
• 8: elevators in the Ambulatory Care Pavilion;
•More than 300 construction workers employed at the project site.