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Montefiore to Open State of the Art 'Bedless Hospital' 
A New Model for Regional Healthcare
Photo: Montefiore's Bedless Hospital

Montefiore Medical Center's integrated health system, already spanning 130 locations, is about to get even bigger. On Nov. 3rd, Montefiore opens its new Ambulatory Surgical Care Center in the Bronx, a 300,000 sq. foot "bedless hospital." Patients arrive in the morning, leave in the afternoon, and do not stay overnight.


What does this mean for Westchester? Big things, it turns out. 

"New trends in healthcare and real estate are intersecting," said Marissa Brett, president, Westchester County Association. "As new, safer treatments and procedures become more commonplace, and the healthcare industry streamlines cost, a tremendous opportunity has presented itself for the real estate industry to repurpose existing assets in Westchester. We have the players, the capital, and the space to build the physical plants that modern healthcare requires. "


Ed Pfleging, vice president of facilities and real estate at Montefiore Medical Center echoes what Brett says.


"Of the 38,000 cases in our operating rooms each year, 23,000 are ambulatory. The new operating rooms in the ambulatory care center will provide capacity at our other hospitals for [more complex,] higher-end surgical procedures, and allow us to regionalize. This reduces costs through economies of scale."

The Center is located at the mixed-use development, the Hutchinson Metro Campus.


"Healthcare works in a mixed-use setting," notes Guy Liebler, president of Simone Healthcare Development, which developed the campus and constructed Montefiore's new building. "The amenities support patients and their families, not to mention employees. With cooperation between the public and private sectors, we will see this kind of development in Westchester. We expect to see more of these buildings replace traditional hospitals over the next decade." 

Brett agreed, noting that recent news reports about the uptick in healthcare activity in Westchester's commercial real estate market signaled a trend that experts expect to continue.


"We're seeing more adaptive reuse in Westchester, transforming older office space into medical practices, labs, and research facilities," said Brett. "Through the ongoing work of our BLUEPRINT for Westchester and healthcare consortium, as well as events such as our Health Tech conferences, we will continue to advocate for economic growth through healthcare." 

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Bedless Hospital

Simone Healthcare Development: 

+ Experienced Healthcare Real Estate Developer

+ Track record in repurposing assets for adaptive reuse 

The Building:
280,000 SF
11 floors
12 operating suites

Bedless hospital includes:
Onsite lab services and pharmacy, an advanced imaging center, four procedure rooms, and primary and specialty care practices.

Location at the 42-acre Hutchinson Metro Center:
Amenities of mixed-used development include ample parking, hotel, restaurants, retail, banking, and a 45,000 square foot fitness center. 
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