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:
New Medical/Surgical Unit Beds Added
The need for acute medical/surgical services has significantly increased at our Einstein Campus over the last two to three years. Montefiore’s response—21 new medical/surgical beds—brings the total number of beds in this area of our hospital to 276. In total, our Einstein campus now has 424 beds to meet community needs.
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
Visitors to Montefiore Mount Vernon will immediately notice several upgrades:
- The cafeteria recently reopened after a three year hiatus with all new fixtures, food stations, coffee urns, cash registers, and ample seating.
- Completion of a total overhaul of the lobby—including replacing the ceiling, installing new sheet vinyl flooring and LED lighting, re-facing the existing reception counter and painting all walls.
- Repair of floors in the chapel and admitting waiting room and non-functioning automatic doors.
- In the Emergency Department, we updated the waiting room with new LED lights and flooring; painted the ceiling and walls; installed heavy-duty mats in entrance vestibules; and painted walls. In the main treatments areas, we painted the walls, replaced ceiling tiles and refurbished all existing bumper rails.
Montefiore Mount Vernon’s outdoor spaces received updates as well.
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
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 in July 2014. Once done, we will embark on Phase II which will include a renovation of the Medical ICU and the creation of a 10 bed Neurosciences ICU on Foreman 2. We expect all of these renovations to be completed by March 2015.
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 July 2014.
Montefiore has been working with community members to address concerns regarding generator exhaust and noise. The portion of the exhaust pipe that was directing exhaust fumes towards residential homes has been removed. Montefiore has been meeting with vendors to have the exhaust pipes cleaned and swept. Discussions are taking place for the possible addition of a soundproofing wall to help with the generator noise during monthly testing.