BRONX, N.Y. — Montefiore Health System, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, recently opened its new Hutchinson Campus – a 12-story, 280,000-square-foot multispecialty care center that offers New Yorkers the latest in ambulatory medicine. Montefiore’s new campus is one of the largest ambulatory surgery centers in the New York metropolitan region.
From left to right, are: Assemblyman Michael Benedetto; Susan Solometo, vice president of clinical services; Joseph Simone, president of Simone Development Companies; Dr. Steven M. Safyer, president and CEO of Montefiore Health System; Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson; Melissa Cebollero, director of health and human services for the Bronx Borough president’s office.
The building was specifically designed to provide a healing environment and give patients a better experience, offering an array of services in one, convenient location: primary and specialty care visits, diagnostic imaging, surgery and a full-service pharmacy. The campus’s layout provides space for interdisciplinary approaches to care – with teams of doctors and nurses located on the same floor, allowing for stronger, easier collaborations and referrals.
Medical advances are allowing procedures traditionally performed in hospitals to be done on an ambulatory basis – with better results for patients. The new campus reflects this evolution in the delivery of healthcare, offering new space for multidisciplinary approaches to care and integrating technology that allows Montefiore to provide necessary treatments without the need for hospitalization.
The tower’s core and shell were constructed by Simone Development to Montefiore’s specifications; Montefiore completed the $152-million interior fit out of the new facility. The complex offers free parking with more than 1,100 spaces and a free shuttle service to nearby subway lines.
The state-of-the-art building includes 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. When the Hutchinson Campus is fully operational, it will offer access to 23 adult specialties and 15 pediatric specialties. The new building’s more than 500 employees will include 177 doctors and 77 nurses, with an additional 19 doctors at Montefiore’s orthopedics practice next door.
The layout of the new Hutchinson Campus will benefit both patients and clinicians. Patients will be able to access multiple specialties under one roof; clinicians will benefit by having ready access to other specialists. For example, the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart & Vascular Care will have cardiology, imaging, vascular surgery and, ultimately, cardiac surgery all on the same floor. This arrangement will allow clinicians to collaborate on cases and call specialists in, as needed, during appointments. The ENT department will offer specialist visits, audiology exam rooms, vestibular labs for testing patients’ balance,and a voice lab to assess voice and swallowing pathologies. Another medical specialty program at the new campus is a multidisciplinary pain service that combines anesthesia and rehabilitation, as well as consultative services and infusions for chronic headaches.