New York Construction—New York, NY—July 27, 2006
Increasing demand for orthopedic, rheumatologic, and rehabilitative care has led Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan - one of the country’s highest-profile specialty facilities - to embark on a $260 million, multiyear expansion.
First-phase work has started on the additions to the two wings of the main hospital facility on the Upper East Side campus, which also houses a separate research building.
“We have maxed out on our surgical volume, and we continue to grow,” said Ralph Bianco, vice president of operations for the hospital. “We have faced the problem of canceling surgery because we don’t have beds.”
The new plans will include:
The hospital has remained in operation throughout the effort, including providing patient care on the floor below the one-story addition to the east wing.
“The construction company is working very closely with us to ensure noise and dust levels are kept to a minimum,” Bianco said.
This article originally appeared in New York Construction magazine.