Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Hospital Update

In about one year, construction of our new hospital will be complete. The progress is amazing and the facility has taken shape. While it is still an active construction site, there are areas in and around the structure that are becoming well defined. To date, both the exterior fa├žade and site work around the facility are 99 percent complete with an extensive landscaping plan scheduled for implementation in September. The interior is being finished in stages from the ground floor up. In many areas on the ground and first floor, all walls, painting, ceiling and flooring is in process or complete. All of our 1,632 parking spaces are blacktopped. The address of our new hospital is 707 East Main Street, Middletown, New York, 10940.

With more than 600,000 square feet, the community’s new hospital will offer 353 private patient rooms. These rooms will provide increased infection control and restful recovery for our patients. Our new emergency department will be unmatched in efficiency and capability with 50 treatment areas, a planned Level 2 Trauma Center and a helipad. The Rowley Family Birthing Center will include 12 private labor, delivery and recovery rooms and 23 private post-partum rooms as well as a 10 bed, Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In addition, the Peter Frommer, M.D. Heart Center will offer two cardiac catheterization labs, a state-of-the-art indoor rehabilitation track and all of the advanced cardiac services currently offered today, such as emergency and elective angioplasty. Our cancer center will include an inpatient unit and an outpatient infusion center while our young patients recover in their own dedicated pediatric unit.

Other features include, but are not limited to, a spacious Surgical Suite with 12 operating rooms; two Interventional Radiology Rooms; a 24-bed Bone & Joint Center/Neuroscience Unit; a 24 -bed Rehabilitation Unit; a 30-bed Behavioral Health Unit; an Electronic Health Record System; Wireless Technology; a non-denominational Chapel; Healing Garden and an expanded Cafeteria and Outside Dining Patio. We’ve also planned for future expansion, when needed, to accommodate technology advancements and or an increase in patient and visitor volumes.

Our new facility will be the first freestanding hospital built in the State of New York in more than 20 years. It will be one of the largest medical centers between the Tappan Zee Bridge and Albany. For this, we should all be proud of the opportunity our new facility will afford us in helping to deliver quality healthcare to our community.