Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s (WMCHealth) new 280,000-square-foot, eight-story ambulatory care pavilion at Westchester Medical Center is the largest health care construction project in Westchester County, N.Y., since the opening of its main tower in 1977 and WMCHealth’s Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in 2004.
The first floor of the ambulatory care facility will be the new home of WMCHealth’s advanced imaging and heart and vascular services. Upon entrance, patients and their caregivers will be greeted and escorted to a spacious waiting lounge with private check-in areas as well as examination and consultation rooms. Pre-procedure testing, which includes blood draws, electrocardiograms and other services, will be located nearby, along with a new, convenient and expanded retail pharmacy, which will also serve the needs of patients at discharge from Westchester Medical Center.
The second floor is the new hub of Westchester Medical Center’s ambulatory surgery program. It will host 36 private, spacious, pre- and post-procedure bays, eight operating rooms, two larger cardiac catheterization laboratories with the newest, and a new vascular interventional radiology lab and a new transesophageal echocardiogram procedure room.
“Westchester Medical Center has traditionally been the centerpiece for the Hudson Valley’s advanced care services,” says Michael D. Israel, president and CEO, WMCHealth. “The new, state-of-the-art ambulatory care pavilion sets a new standard for patient-centered services in the region and signifies the establishment of an ambulatory care hub on WMCHealth’s Valhalla campus. The ambulatory care pavilion is not just an investment in steel and glass, but a true investment by Westchester Medical Center in the physical and mental health of Hudson Valley residents, putting Westchester County and the entire Hudson Valley at the forefront of health care delivery.”