Montefiore is continually working to improve our facilities—utilizing the most advanced technology and creating a patient-centered environment for healing. It's a crucial part of our longstanding commitment to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.
Below are initiatives underway at Montefiore Campuses:
- Einstein Campus
- Caregiver Support Center Opens
Recently, the second Caregiver Support Center opened at our Einstein Campus, providing caregivers with emotional support, practical assistance and resources through its experienced multidisciplinary team. The center is an ideal place for those needing just a quiet, private place to relax while their loved one is in the hospital.
Weiler Hospital’s inpatient unit opened for patient admission in mid-December 2013. In addition, a yearlong construction project to completely renovate the Einstein lobby is currently under way.
- Hutchinson Campus
- Construction is under way on Montefiore’s new 11-story, 278,000-square-foot ambulatory care center at the Hutchinson Campus. The core and shell of the building are being built, and construction of the interior is scheduled to begin in the spring. Montefiore is currently working on an operating model and developing plans for patient, materials and information flow.
With a clean, modern design, the center will include an efficient ambulatory surgery center with efficient turnover and a patient-centered approach. The center is slated to begin opening to patients in the third quarter of 2014 and will include 12 operating rooms, four procedure rooms, space for pre-op testing, laboratory services, pharmacy, and an outpatient imaging center.
The heart center will include a nuclear medicine suite and clinical space for high-end destination heart and vascular programs along with full-service cardiac imaging. In addition, there will be expanded medical specialty programs including Dermatology, Gastroenterology and adult/pediatric primary care; Ophthalmology will include state-of-the-art diagnostic care; Otorhinolaryngology will offer adult/pediatric care with audio booths; and General Surgery will have procedure rooms for Urology, Plastic Surgery and Dermatology. There will also be a multidisciplinary pain service combining Anesthesia and Rehabilitation, and consultative services and infusions for chronic headaches.
- Montefiore Medical Group (MMG)
- Urgent Care Comes to MMG Yonkers Site
MMG’s first Westchester-based urgent care center opened at our MMG Cross County location, offering care for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries with no appointment required. The Center—housing seven exam rooms along with on-site X-rays, EKGs and three consultation rooms—is open seven days a week.
- Montefiore Mount Vernon
- Earlier this year, Montefiore replaced the air conditioning system at Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital. This system includes the installation of two new chiller units, a large piping component and a new control system and cooling towers.
Montefiore Mount Vernon recently received approval for 10 new cardiac and telemetry monitors for its ICU and Telemetry units, replacing the current 15-year-old monitors. This equipment represents a quarter-million dollar investment in the facility.
The hospital plans to open Tower 5, a new medical/surgical unit complete with state-of-the-art equipment this fall, 30 beds equipped with built-in scales that will lessen the likelihood of injury to patients and nurse, and flat-screen televisions in patient’s rooms.
The medical/surgical unit will be relocated from Tower 2, which accommodated 40 beds and the overflow, and will be directed to a newly revamped Tower 6.
- Montefiore New Rochelle
- Visitors to Montefiore New Rochelle will immediately notice several upgrades:
- Completion of a total overhaul of the lobby—including replacing the ceiling, polishing the Terrazzo flooring, installing new LED lighting and painting all walls.
- Painting of several service areas including – Emergency Department, Operating Rooms, Gastroenterology Department, Radiology Department, Labor & Delivery, Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit and the Ambulatory Surgery Department.
- Plans to refurbish the full units are being finalized and plans to resurface the parking lots is also underway
- Moses Campus
- Critical Care Expansion
The Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) of The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) expansion was recently completed, bringing the total number of dedicated pediatric beds to 26 from an original 14 in 2001. With the recent addition, the CHAM PCCU is one of the largest Intensive Care Unit in the Montefiore system—meeting community needs and providing care to children with an array of serious conditions ranging from respiratory failure and life-threatening infections to multi-organ dysfunction syndrome and heart failure.
Work has started on the future home of the Cardiac Care Unit on Foreman 6, expected to be completed fall 2014. Nurse lounges throughout the Moses Campus are currently being renovated. Of the 25 lounges, all but four have been renovated. The remaining four are slated to open by the end of October.
- Wakefield Campus
- New Home for Our Joint Replacement Center
The Montefiore Center for Joint Replacement Surgery—part of our top-ranked Department of Orthopaedic Surgery—recently opened its doors at our Wakefield Campus with a new state-of-the-art facility, including a newly refurbished nursing unit and fully-equipped gym. Courtesy valet parking (standard parking garage fees apply) is available.
- Westchester Square Campus
- Staff members at the new Montefiore Westchester Square Campus have treated over 13,000 patients from March through the end of 2013 in the Emergency Department—the first freestanding ED approved in New York State. At the Ambulatory Surgery Center, doctors have performed more than 4,300 outpatient procedures in a range of specialty areas. Additionally, nearly 880 patients have been rapidly and seamlessly transferred to the best hospital for their conditions.
Separately, capital improvements at Montefiore Westchester Square are well under way. The lobby and all patient care areas, including the Emergency Department, operating rooms, laboratory and radiology, have been refurbished. The public areas outside the building have been landscaped, new awnings have been installed and exterior lighting has been added for enhanced security. The Department of Radiology is undergoing renovations that will include the addition of a new CT scan, and the target date for completion is mid- to- late-October.