Good Samaritan Hospital Kicks Off a $9 Million Refurbishment of the Bariatric and Orthopedic Surgery Units

Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is embarking on a $9 million comprehensive upgrade to the facilities that house two of its leading programs. This construction will bring a new level of patient experience to the region and foster a specialized, patient-first approach to bariatric and orthopedic care.

The project will include the creation of separate and private entrances to both the bariatric and orthopedic units where patients will be greeted by a program concierge at expanded reception/waiting lounges. The concierge will guide patients through the entire process, delivering a premium level of customer service. Both units will have new flooring, patient room and waiting area furniture, wall treatments and décor. Each room will be equipped with state-of-the-art digital monitoring consoles that nurses can use to input all patient documentation.

The units will also have centralized meeting spaces for multi- disciplinary collaboration.

The 10,000-square-foot orthopedic unit renovation will increase the number of patient recovery rooms by a third to 14 private en-suite rooms. The refurbished space also includes a multi-purpose room to be used for patient education, mindfulness exercises and community dining; a PT/OT gym complete with large scale simulations/props to help patients practice navigating activities of daily living; a mileage marked walking track and a family waiting area with coffee bar.

The new, dedicated 6,000-square-foot bariatric unit includes seven private en-suite recovery rooms for increased patient safety and sensitivity, and the unit will be built to bariatric accessible specifications toensure patientcomfort. Additionally, the program coordinator’s office willbe stationed within the unit to be easily available to patients and families. The project is expected to be complete in Spring 2019.

Good Samaritan Hospital’s $9 million refurbishment is one of several recent investments made by WMCHealth in communities across the Hudson Valley.

Recently, MidHudson Regional Hospital completed an $8 million renovation of the medical-surgical floor in its Cooke building. This spring, Bon  Secours Community Hospital celebrated the beginning of construction ona $40 million expansion of the Port Jervis hospital that will include the creation of a medical village. Other current investments include a $92 million expansion of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus in Kingston, the first part of a multiyear $133.6 million project that will ultimately reimagine HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus into a medical village. Both medical village projects are supported in part by the New York State Capital Restructuring Financing Program.

On WMCHealth’s flagship campus in Valhalla, construction is underway on the 280,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Pavilion, a $230 million investment in the region and Westchester County’s largest healthcare construction project in decades.

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By Alan Roth