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NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center Provides Seamless Patient Experience, Built for Resilience

The new NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center is an ambulatory care center that combines innovative clinical approaches and cutting-edge technology to provide exceptional care and a seamless patient experience. It is located at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center campus and is home to a wide range of services, including outpatient surgery, interventional radiology, diagnostic imaging and infusion services, as well as an Integrative Health and Wellbeing program.

Smart technology and smart spaces are central to the design and function of the building of the approximately 740,000-square-foot facility. Upon arrival, patients will be offered a personalized “smart band” that provides access to the building and receive information about their visit and step-by-step directions to their room through the NYP app. A private prep and recovery room serves as “home base” for them and their companions throughout their visit.

The center’s MRI/PET/angiography suite combines all key imaging technologies used for minimally invasive procedures. The facility features three linear accelerators, including New York’s first MRI-guided linear accelerator for precision radiation treatment of tumors.

The building’s green roof can detain up to six inches of stormwater. The building skin’s triple-paned insulated glazing with a slatted wood screen reduces solar glare, building heat gain and the need for solar and privacy shading.

The facility is also resilient in the case of an extreme weather event or disruption to city power, with heating equipment, air handling units, emergency generators and other key operational equipment located on higher floors above potential flood levels.

Three firms, HOK, Ballinger and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, collaborated on the architecture and design of the building. Peter J. Romano and Company was the project manager and Turner Construction served as the construction manager.

Beginning in 2020, the top five-and-a-half floors of the building will become home to the NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns. The 220,000-square-foot hospital within a hospital will feature 75 private rooms, five cesarean section operative suites, 20 maternal critical assessment and treatment unit rooms and 15 ultrasound rooms. It is set to be the first facility in New York City to have MRI capabilities and an operating room in its neonatal intensive care unit.

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Posted June 15, 2018

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