March 11, 2019
Northwell Health’s flagship Manhattan facility, Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side, will undergo a reported $2-billion renovation under plans Northwell announced Friday. To help finance it, Northwell will incorporate a multifamily development into its plans.
The revitalization entails building a new purpose-built facility with all single-bedded patient rooms, an expanded emergency department, new surgical suites and other larger clinical spaces. Also planned are a new outpatient care center on Third Avenue, improvements to the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital on East 64th Street, and other ambulatory expansions.
While lauding Lenox Hill Hospital’s staff and technology, Northwell’s Executive Director Jill Kalman noted that the campus is comprised of “10 separate, aging buildings stitched together over roughly 100 years. They are simply not configured and equipped to effectively deliver the next generation of care.”
The hospital will remain open and operational during the expansion, due to occur in stages.
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