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Montefiore Medical Center Announces Plans to Build the Hospital of the Future

Simone Development to Construct State-of-the-Art
Ambulatory Facility at Hutchinson Metro Center

New York City, NY (October 22, 2012)Montefiore Medical Center today announced an agreement with Simone Development to lease an 11-story, 280,000-square-foot building at Hutchinson Metro Center. The new construction project, scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2014, reflects an evolution in the delivery of healthcare, providing new space for multidisciplinary approaches to care and integrating technology that allows Montefiore to provide necessary treatments without the need for hospitalization.

“This new tower will allow Montefiore to bring the healthcare of tomorrow to our patients here in the Bronx,” said Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center. “We are reshaping outpatient care and establishing leading practices that provide Montefiore’s world-class treatments through multidisciplinary teams at a hospital without beds.”

Simone Development will use its healthcare expertise and specialized design skills to construct a building that meets Montefiore’s patient-focused specifications and unique structural requirements of the imaging and surgical floors. The state-of-the-art building will include an ambulatory surgery center, featuring 12 operating rooms and four procedure rooms; an advanced imaging center; onsite laboratory services and pharmacy; as well as new primary and specialty care practices. The initial lease agreement is for 16 years with the option to extend the lease or purchase the tower.

“We are very mindful of the healthcare industry trends driving demand for high-quality medical office space,” said Joseph Simone, President of Simone Development. “The needs of hospital systems have shifted significantly in recent years, and Simone Development is a leader in helping the medical profession to navigate this new landscape. We’re thrilled to be expanding Montefiore’s presence here at Hutchinson Metro Center, and helping them to fulfill their facility needs with this beautiful new tower has been rewarding for us.”

The new tower will be adjacent to another building on the Simone Development site that is home to Montefiore’s Center for Orthopaedic Specialties. Together, this will create Montefiore’s fourth campus, to be called Hutchinson Campus, extending Montefiore’s care delivery network to a new area of the Bronx.  This integrated network encompasses more than 130 locations, 50 advanced primary and specialty care centers, 19 school health clinics, a home health agency and four traditional hospitals, including the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.

The new tower is another chapter in the continuing success of the Hutchinson Metro Center. The 42-acre suburban-style campus offers the finest Class A office space and a host of first-class amenities. The complex also offers free parking with more than 1,100 spaces and a complimentary shuttle service to nearby subway lines.