The nation’s oldest medical institution, which also has the largest emergency room in the country, has now a new dramatic look. With the construction of a five-story, 207,000 SF ambulatory pavilion on First Avenue, the new building marks Bellevue’s giant leap into 21st century healthcare.
The new building has an 11,000 SF lobby atrium, stretching over one city block and covered by an eight-story high skylight. The lobby is traversed by 10,000 people daily, is visible from the street and from the adjacent Comfort Garden through multi-story glass walls.
The new Ambulatory Care Pavilion at BELLEVUE HOSPITAL CENTER marks a significant milestone in the transformation of the public hospital system in New York City. With its many exam and treatment rooms incorporated into an efficient design, it will minimize patient waiting times and facilitate the provision of healthcare in a setting that inspires hope and well being. In accordance with HHC’s ongoing mission to provide state-of-the-art therapeutic environments for all the people of New York, the new center is the first of several new facilities to be launched by HHC.
The construction program included in addition, the remodeling of approximately 48,000 SF of space in the main building for critical care and step-down units; the remodeling of approximately 90,000 SF in the main building and the upgrading of existing chiller plant and mechanical systems throughout the hospital facility.
At a cost of $178 million, this city-funded program was designed by the architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and project management was provided by the Dormitory Authority (DASNY).
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