NYACK, N.Y. -- Nyack Hospital has announced plans to construct a two-story addition that will include a new and expanded emergency department and medical village.
The construction will include a complete renovation of the current emergency department, hospital lobby and adjacent corridors.
“We 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,” said Dr. Mark Geller, Nyack Hospital president and CEO. “This initiative will help transform our health care delivery system by integrating access to primary, emergent, specialty and community-based care.”
The project will double the size of the emergency department, offering a separate fast/track urgent care center, new rapid assessment area, private behavioral health assessment unit, larger trauma treatment bays, dedicated imaging suite with a CT scanner and an integrated decontamination room.
With almost 60,000 visits in 2015, Nyack Hospital’s emergency department is one of the most active in the lower Hudson Valley. The addition of an adjacent urgent care center will assist with providing patients with nonemergent conditions a more appropriate level of ambulatory care and access to primary care providers, reducing unnecessary visits to the emergency department.
The medical village will house a multispecialty outpatient service center to include primary and specialty care providers and community-based support services from local service organizations. The center will also offer nonemergent transportation to and from appointments with providers and organizations at the village and other services offered at Nyack Hospital.
“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.”
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