NYACK – Nyack Hospital, a member of the Montefiore Health System and the Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative, Tuesday announced plans to build a 16,300 square foot, two-story addition that will include a new and expanded emergency department and medical village.
The project will incorporate the renovation and reconfiguration of 23,300 SF of existing space that includes the current emergency department, hospital lobby and adjacent corridors.
Hospital President Dr. Mark Geller said they 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.”
He said the initiative will help transform the hospital’s health care delivery system “by integrating access to primary, emergency, specialty and community-based care.”
The emergency department will be doubled in size to 26,000 SF to accommodate the almost 60,000 visits it handles.
The Medical Village will house a 7,800 SF multi-specialty outpatient service center to include primary and specialty care providers and community-based support services from local service organizations.
“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,” Geller said. “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.”