New Medical Construction in New York State by 5 Leading Health Systems

The HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley and a community health center have broken ground on two of the Empire State’s largest construction projects of 2020, according to BuildCentral’s MedicalConstructionData healthcare construction database.

But they’re not the only health system with major projects underway. 

Let’s take a look at the five leading health systems in New York State and the construction projects that they have underway. 

1.HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley

The highest value project early in construction belongs to the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley.

The Kingston-based health system started construction in March of 2020 on a new $92.9 million facility in the Ulster County city, although a groundbreaking ceremony took place in October 2019. 

Plans call for the consolidation of inpatient and emergency department facilities from onto HealthAlliance’s Mary’s Avenue campus. The project will add 175 beds.

Work is also expected to include a two-story, 79,000-square-foot expansion and 48,000 square feet of renovations for a new, two-story, 25,000-square-foot emergency department, a 10-bed intensive care unit, six-bed stepdown unit, 52 patient beds, cardiac observation, behavioral health chemical dependency space, MRI imaging, family birth center, two computer-enhanced inpatient surgical suites, a same-day surgical center, an expanded post-surgical recovery unit and renal dialysis services.

The new building will connect to the existing building and the project includes 70,000 square feet of renovations. 

Also in Kingston, the HealthAlliance has a medical village project in planning.

That project calls for the renovation of the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Broadway Campus in order to convert the development into a “medical village” that will be home to HealthAlliance’s new Outpatient Center for Rehabilitative Care; the HealthAlliance Medical Simulation Center.

This state-of-the-art medical-training facility will allow students to perform medical procedures virtually and experience interactive clinical settings, primary care, behavioral health services and other support services.

Construction of that project should cost $21.6 million. 

2. Charles B. Wang Community Health Center 

In the New York borough of Queens, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center has begun construction on a new $65 million ambulatory care center. 

Plans call for the construction of a six-story, 59,236-square-foot ambulatory care facility for the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center.

The development is to include space for behavioral health care. Permits for this project were issued in late December 2019. The project is expected to be complete before the end of 2021. 

Charles B. Wang’s most recent project in New York City was a renovation sixth-floor space within the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center.

Work is to consist of four new mental health offices, four social work and enrollment offices, administrative and clinical support space, and a waiting area. That project was complete in 2018. 

3. Catholic Health Services of Long Island 

The Catholic Health Services has two projects in early construction on Long Island, at a value of almost $25 million. 

The larger of the two projects is the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Emergency Department expansion in West Islip, NY. 

The project calls for an expansion of 6,574 square feet and 11 new treatment bays at Good Samaritan. The 12-bay pediatric emergency department will also be co-located into a to-be built modular building. 

A building permit for this project was under review with the town in February 2020. This project is expected to cost about $13.9 million. 

In Setauket, Catholic Health Services of Long Island has started construction on a Precisioncare Surgery Center, a single-specialty freestanding ambulatory surgery center, specializing in orthopedics.

The one-story facility will have four operating rooms. This project is being developed as a partnership with Saint Charles Orthopedics and Regent Surgical Health.

For this project, the Certificate of Need application for this project has been approved and construction started in January 2020. 

Catholic Health Services of Long Island also has a $525 million project in the planning process to construct a six-story 300,000-square-foot addition that will be connected to the existing hospital.

There will be a 36-bed, private room inpatient floor, a 16-operating room surgical suite and an emergency department. That project is undergoing the Certificate of Need review. 


4. NYU Langone Health System 

In Covid-19 related news, NYU Longone Health System received Certificate of Need approval in March 2020 for a $6 million expansion of the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Emergency Services in Manhattan.

This project will be used to accommodate increased visit volume to support Covid 19 efforts.

The project will include 12 additional patient stations, including four enclosed rooms, will be added to help address issues of overcrowding.

The expansion will be located in a shell space adjacent to the existing Kimmel ED Suite, which will be connected by a new hallway. The expanded area will be approximately 3,600 square feet and will include two ADA-compliant restrooms. 

The other NYU Langone Health System project is a new extension clinic for the NYU Langone Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center (IBD Center).

The IBD Center will be constructed in an existing building. Work is to include the renovation of 12,514 square feet of space and includes 56 infusion bays, nine exam rooms, a waiting area, a blood draw area, and a central nurses’ station.

There will also be physician offices and support space in the basement.

The state’s Department of Health approved the Certificate of Need application in February 2020 and construction has already begun. 

NYU Langone Health has another three New York City projects in the planning process — NYU Langone Bone Marrow Transplant Infusion Center RelocationTisch Hospital Anatomical Pathology Lab Expansion and Tisch Hospital Endoscopy Services Expansion and Renovation, and a fourth project to renovate two operating rooms at their 17th Street facility is expected to start later this year. 

 5. Mount Sinai Health System 

Mount Sinai has two projects worth about $5.7 million underway in New York, and several other high value projects in planning.

The larger of the two projects is a Mount Sinai Hospital Of Queens Infusion relocation and renovation. The project calls for an extension clinic across the street from the hospital to the 2nd floor of the main building on the MSHQ campus.

Work includes renovations. After infusion services are relocated, the extension clinic will be closed.

The proposed infusion suite will have ten infusion stations, five exam rooms, and five consultation rooms.

The Certificate of Need for this project was approved in March 2020. 

In Manhattan, Mount Sinai is renovating 1,075 square feet of the 12th floor of a hospital to include a new infant stabilization room, upgrade one labor and delivery room, and convert three on-call rooms to a handicapped-accessible labor and delivery room.   

Two huge projects are in the pipeline for this health system, worth more than $2 billion. 

Mount Sinai has a much larger project in the works, the Beth Israel Hospital Replacement.

Plans for the $596 million call for the construction of a replacement hospital and emergency department for Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital.

The hospital will have operating and procedure rooms, lab services and imaging equipment and will be able to handle general surgeries.

There will also be 70 beds and the new emergency department will also include a pediatric emergency department.

The New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council has approved the project, but further input from the public is needed. 

On Long Island, Mount Sinai will be a tenant in the $1.5 billion Nassau Hub project planned for Hempsted. That is tentatively scheduled to start in 2021. 

Mount Sinai has an additional three New York City projects in the planning stages worth a total of $15 million. 

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