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Vassar Brothers plans new $466 million inpatient pavilion

Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, N.Y, announced plans May 21 to build a 696,000-square-foot, seven-level inpatient pavilion with 264 private med/surg patient rooms and 30 critical-care rooms.
A certificate of need has been filed with the New York State Department of Health, according to a news release. Contingent upon DOH’s expected approval by the end of 2015, groundbreaking is scheduled for May 2016 and the first patient will be cared for in the building in January 2019.
Total cost of the project is $466 million. It is the largest construction project in the City of Poughkeepsie’s history, according to the release.
“Vassar Brothers Medical Center will transform patient care and the patient and family experience in the Hudson Valley with this project,” medical center President Robert Friedberg said in the release. “Making that transformation requires state-of-the art facilities to provide patients with the privacy and healing environment they deserve.”
The new building will connect to the existing facility, parts of which are 128 years old. Plans for the building also include an ED with 66 treatment rooms, new ORs and additional parking for ambulances and the public. The building will have a distinctive shape that follows the aesthetic of the Hudson River, according to the release. The new private rooms will offer more than double the space per patient than the current rooms. The facility is expected to receive LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Amenities include a flexible conference center with three large rooms for use by the public and service groups; additional parking for the campus with 265 spaces; a gift shop; a 240-seat cafeteria with an outdoor veranda; green roofs; and a rooftop helipad.

By | 2015-07-14T18:12:41-04:00 July 13th, 2015|Categories: New York/New Jersey Metro|0 Comments

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