NYU Langone goals to construct a $3B medical heart at NCC, Blakeman says
NYU Langone Well being goals to construct a $3 billion-plus medical heart on greater than 40 acres at Nassau Group Faculty, County Govt Bruce Blakeman stated.
The ability “would create 1000’s of jobs, and it could be an funding north of $3 billion,” Blakeman stated at a information convention Thursday in Mineola. “We’re going to enter into negotiations throughout the subsequent week to speak about that risk,” he stated.
Blakeman additionally mentioned the plan at Nassau Group Faculty’s commencement ceremony on Wednesday night, the place he instructed graduates the ability could be “the cutting-edge, primary hospital in America.” The 225-acre group faculty campus in Backyard Metropolis, which incorporates about 50 buildings, has about 20,000 full- and part-time college students.
Ken Langone, co-founder of Residence Depot and chairman of the NYU Langone board, stated he hopes the brand new medical heart will likely be “up and operating” inside 5 years. “I am 87 years outdated so I need it to occur yesterday,” he joked in an interview.
NYU Langone intends to purchase the land for the medical heart, at a worth that has not but been negotiated, Langone stated. He estimated the full value may are available in between $2 billion and $3 billion, “to be conservative.”
The Manhattan-based well being care system’s 591-bed Mineola hospital, NYU Langone Hospital-Lengthy Island, previously Winthrop College Hospital, is lower than 5 miles from the NCC website. The Mineola facility must develop however there is no such thing as a room for it to take action in its present location, Langone stated.
A brand new hospital at NCC would enable extra room for inpatient and medical college amenities, he stated. NYU Langone would proceed to function the ability in Mineola, although it is attainable it might finally turn out to be an outpatient heart, with inpatient care and medical college actions primarily based on the NCC website, he stated. All of the plans would want regulatory approvals, Langone stated.
The state Division of Well being should approve functions for brand spanking new hospitals and vital adjustments to current hospitals.
Langone stated the brand new medical heart would profit native residents by offering extra high-quality well being care, and NCC college students by providing extra alternatives for coaching and jobs. “Consider the variety of children that go to” NCC, he stated. “Well being care is a rising enterprise.” In 2019, Langone donated $100 million to make NYU’s medical college tuition-free for all college students. The well being system modified its identify to NYU Langone in 2008, after Langone and his spouse Elaine donated $200 million.
In an announcement, NYU Langone stated it “is in exploratory discussions to develop a brand new, state-of-the-art” medical heart, together with a instructing hospital and medical schooling and analysis facility, on the NCC campus. NYU Langone stated the hospital could be a “quaternary care” facility, a reference to hospitals whose companies embrace essentially the most specialised well being care, similar to experimental therapies and unusual surgical procedures.
The medical heart would rise on “underutilized land” on the campus, NYU Langone stated. The well being care system plans to “develop our funding on Lengthy Island and supply world-class well being care to its residents. We are going to share extra particulars because the challenge develops,” a spokesman, Steve Ritea, stated within the assertion.
The well being system can be within the means of merging with the 306-bed Lengthy Island Group Hospital in Patchogue, the place it has stated it’s spending $100 million on its first spherical of upgrades.
NYU Langone operates greater than 300 areas within the New York area, together with greater than 100 on Lengthy Island, and it has 700,000 sq. toes of latest outpatient amenities underneath improvement on Lengthy Island, in accordance with the well being system. The enlargement of the outpatient community has elevated demand for companies on the Mineola hospital, Langone stated.
Blakeman sketched out the origin of the NCC proposal when he spoke about it at occasions on Wednesday and Thursday.
The plan received underway when Langone approached the county final 12 months, Blakeman stated. Langone, who lives in Nassau County, stated he was searching for a spot to construct a brand new NYU Langone campus, Blakeman stated: “I stated to him, ‘There’s just one place to go, Nassau Group Faculty.'”
The ability, Blakeman stated Thursday, “would have a tremendous impact on the group faculty as a result of there could be intern packages, it could be nice for the labor unions, there will be apprenticeship packages, it will be nice for all the surrounding companies.”
– With Ken Schachter and Candice Ferrette
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