“In a time of shrinking healthcare, this Comprehensive Care Center with a full-service E.D., run by a top regional hospital network, would go a long way toward helping meet our neighborhood’s healthcare needs.”
The new North Shore-LIJ Comprehensive Care Center will
restore much-needed emergency and health care services
and is expected to open in the fall of 2013.
When St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center closed its doors in 2010, the hospital was committed to helping return health care to the community it had served for more than 150 years. St. Vincent’s has now established a historic partnership with the world-class North Shore-LIJ Health System and the Rudin family to build a state-of-the-art neighborhood medical complex as part of a proposed redevelopment project in the heart of Greenwich Village.
The cornerstone of the facility is a new 24/7 Emergency Department – accessible by ambulance or on a walk-in basis – which will provide the community with access to round-the-clock diagnosis and treatment. The state-of-the-art facility will give patients – whether they have insurance or not – easy access to high-quality healthcare, with significantly shorter wait times than the city’s hospital-based emergency rooms.
The new Emergency Department mirrors hospital-based emergency services treating a range of illnesses and injuries, including:
- Cardiac Conditions
- Allergic Reactions
- Infectious Diseases
- Motor Vehicle Injuries
- Severe Cuts and Burns
- Early-onset Stroke
- Respiratory Illness
- Abdominal Pain
- Ear Infection
- Influenza (flu)
- Gastrointestinal Illnesses
- Sports Injuries
- Occupational Injuries
- Behavioral Health Issues
In addition to the Emergency Department, which will be staffed around-the-clock by board-certified emergency physicians, nurses and a total workforce of about 400, the health complex will feature a full-service imaging center – including MRI, CT and x-ray services, a specialized ambulatory surgery facility and ambulance transport services. It will offer the latest advanced life-support technologies, enabling clinicians to treat patients for a wide range of serious injuries and illnesses. Having those critical resources available in the neighborhood could mean the difference between life and death for patients experiencing a medical crisis.
To learn more about the North Shore-LIJ Health System, go to northshorelij.com