Today, Northwell Health and local leaders opened the Northwell Medical Pavilion at Third Avenue and E. 77th Street. This state-of-the-art outpatient facility will be anchored by innovative cancer care programs led by the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, and will also include neuroscience services and cardiac care among a host of other medical specialties.
Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Third Avenue between East 76th and East 77th streets, the new 200,000-square-foot facility, slated to open in fall 2025, will increase access to specialty care for New Yorkers and will make world-class care more accessible by bringing together Northwell’s uniquely wide range of premier areas of expertise in one place. Northwell announced the project after pitching it to community members last week.
“Today we are debuting a new medical resource that will improve New Yorkers’ access to comprehensive, multidisciplinary care,” said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell. “The Northwell Medical Pavilion will provide our patients with the level of care they deserve, connecting them to their specialist team of medical experts in one central location.”
The complex will provide care for many types of cancer, including breast, gastrointestinal, colorectal, gynecological oncology, head and neck, neurosurgery and thoracic. Surgery and hospital care in Manhattan will continue to be provided by other Northwell hospitals, including neighboring Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital.
“As we inaugurate this new specialty center, we are also innovating a much more efficient and innovative way to care for our patients,” said Richard Barakat, MD, chief medical officer and director of cancer at the Northwell Cancer Institute of the health. “Our exceptional teams of clinicians and experts will be able to bring innovative new approaches to cancer care to our new location. With this unique location for Northwell cancer care, our team of specialist physicians can work together under one roof and bring new, multidisciplinary approaches to care more efficiently.
Additional services offered in the building will include imaging and laboratory testing – as well as holistic wellness services, acute and chronic disease management, social work services and more. Northwell providers will use a single electronic medical record for individual patients to ensure seamless access to medical records across all offices for rapid decision making.
“By providing multidisciplinary patient care in one place, we can create a more seamless and convenient experience for our patients,” said Jill Kalman, MD, Northwell’s chief medical officer. “The ability to consolidate care and services, including for cancer treatment and women’s heart health, reduces the impact of patients’ medical needs on their overall quality of life. This facility will also allow clinical practices to grow and adapt to the growing demand for health care for future generations.
Key elements of the new pavilion program include:
● An innovative design for building infrastructure that will leverage technology to create a seamless patient experience, with a lobby that feels more like a living room than a doctor’s office.
● Consultation rooms centered on the patient and the carer which will enable our multidisciplinary teams of doctors to provide the best possible care directly to our patients.
● A world-renowned neuroscience program, offering both comprehensive neurology and neurosurgery care services to care for our patients undergoing treatment for a wide range of conditions.
● Medical oncology, radio-oncology and surgical oncology care, including 30 infusion chairs, a CT simulator and 2 linear accelerators.
● Access to Northwell’s network of cutting-edge research and innovation efforts through cancer research and clinical trials conducted by the Cancer Institute.
● A distinguished cardiothoracic surgery program, which is ranked among the best in New York State for providing superior outcomes for patients undergoing cardiac surgery and offering expertise in a wide variety of surgical procedures.
● Comprehensive advanced cardiac programs – including a program dedicated to women’s heart health – offering a full range of services, from education and risk factor management to the most advanced technology for prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of all heart conditions, including those associated with the effects of cancer treatments.
● Resources to address disparities in cancer care, with programs focused on endometrial cancer, triple-negative breast cancer and other cancers that most affect women and people of color.
● A facility that incorporates carbon reduction initiatives and other high environmental standards to provide the healthiest building we can offer our patients, staff, visitors and community.
As part of Northwell’s network of 21 hospitals – and New York’s largest outpatient primary and specialty care network – the new facility will complement Northwell’s Manhattan services at Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital and Lenox Health Greenwich Village. The $450 million project will be funded through a combination of philanthropy, credit and investment.
“The construction of a new specialty healthcare facility by Northwell Health is a critical investment in the future of the Upper East Side. I’ve been a proud long-time supporter of investments in our healthcare systems, and this new medical pavilion, when complete, means thousands of Manhattan residents will have better access to life-saving healthcare services in one central location. , modern and practical,” said U.S. Representative Jerrold. Nadler of the New York 10e Congressional District.
“New Yorkers deserve excellent health care, and this new pavilion will provide cancer patients with the specialized and lifesaving care they need,” said Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine. “Local community input and engagement will be critical to ensuring the success of this facility, and I look forward to working with Northwell and local stakeholders throughout construction and beyond as this new building will become an institution in the community.”
“The Northwell Health Medical Pavilion will provide expanded and much-needed services to the community, which will undoubtedly help thousands of New Yorkers and will only further strengthen the East Side as a stronghold of advanced medical care,” said Keith Powers, council member for District 4. in Manhattan.
“Northwell Health has always been a leader in providing world-class care to all New Yorkers. The Medical Pavilion on 77th Street will only continue their incredible work toward more equitable access to affordable health care,” said Carlo Scissura, President and CEO of the New York Building Congress. “By bringing together so many vital specialties and experts in one place for patients and their families, this visionary project will help redefine how we care for our communities in a truly holistic way. Congratulations to the team at Northwell for helping bring a lifesaving project to New York City that leverages world-class healthcare infrastructure and will improve the quality of life for every New Yorker who walks through the doors of Medical. pavilion.
Pavilion services will continue to expand Northwell’s impact on clinical care and employment in New York City. Currently, Northwell provides care to two million patients each year – including approximately 19,000 new cancer patients – more than any other healthcare provider in the state. About 42% of Northwell’s total new cancer patients live in New York City. Northwell employs more than 26,000 team members in the New York area and the overall system provides more than $2.7 billion in total benefits to the community, including community health programs, training for healthcare professionals health and COVID-19 response efforts.