New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System has announced the first phase of a $500 million project that will include significant technology improvements as part of the patient care organization’s new “Mount Sinai Downtown” network.
According to a press release from the health system this week, the new network will consist of expanded and renovated outpatient facilities at three major sites with more than 35 operating and procedure rooms and an extensive network of 16 physician practice locations with more than 600 doctors, stretching from the East River to the Hudson River below 34th Street.
Mount Sinai Downtown will be anchored by a new Mount Sinai Beth Israel (MSBI) inpatient hospital with operating and procedure rooms, and a brand new emergency department, located two blocks from the current MSBI. The transformation will also include a major investment to support and strengthen behavioral health services, anchored at MSBI’s Bernstein Pavilion, officials said.
From a technology standpoint, the organization said that additional renovations—such as creating new procedure rooms and upgrading technology for fully integrated electronic health record (EHR) systems—will allow Mount Sinai to provide a number of new, specialized services at Union Square, including endoscopy, disease management programs, and a respiratory institute.
Mount Sinai Downtown Union Square (formerly the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center) will be transformed into a more specialized care facility, with expanded and enhanced ambulatory procedural capabilities and a new urgent care center. While construction is currently underway to accommodate some of these expanded capabilities, the facility’s new lobby will be completed in the coming weeks. The lobby renovation will aim to enhance patient access and provide new ways to access the upper level, but will also include concierge services to help patients find their way, officials said.
“Our more than $500 million investment marks an exciting time, not only for Mount Sinai’s employees and patients, but also the entire downtown community, as we truly transform how patients access and receive the health care services they need,” said Kenneth L. Davis, M.D., CEO and president of the Mount Sinai Health System.