Vassar Brothers announces $500 million patient pavilion

The new building will house an emergency department, trauma center, modern operating rooms, private patients rooms, all designed to improve care delivery, officials said. 
By Jeff Lagasse
06:48 AM
Vassar patient pavilion

Vassar Brothers Medical Center said it has broken ground on a $500 million patient pavilion.

"The new pavilion will enhance our patient care and services,” said Robert Dean, MD, President of the medical and dental staff at Vassar Brothers.

With a building design meant to reflect the slow-moving curve of the neighboring Hudson River, the 696,000-square-foot patient pavilion includes a spacious lobby, an emergency department and trauma center with 66 treatment rooms, modern operating suites, a 30-bed critical care unit, 264 private patient rooms, a rooftop helistop, a 300-seat conference center and a café. It pavilion will provide enhanced operational efficiencies, according to the hospital. 

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During construction, the public can get a firsthand look at what the interior of the final building will look like at the Prototype Experience, which is a life-size, realistic model of medical/surgical and critical care patient rooms, as well as nurse care centers in the new pavilion, on the campus of the medical center at 60 Livingston St.

Vassar Brothers is Health Quest's flagship hospital. Health Quest also includes Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel and Health Quest Medical Practice, a physician group of more than 265 providers across the region covering Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam counties. Additionally, the system owns two Urgent Care locations and affiliates including the Thompson House, a 100-bed skilled nursing facility on the Northern Dutchess Hospital campus, Health Quest Home Care and The Heart Center, a provider of cardiology services.

The patient pavilion is expected to open in early 2019.

Twitter: @JELagasse


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