By Sabina Mollot
Mount Sinai Health System will open a new practice in Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village as part of its more than $500 million project to rebuild Mount Sinai Beth Israel (MSBI) and create the new Mount Sinai Downtown network.
The Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village practice will be located at 516-518 East 20th Street, with construction expected to be completed by Fall of 2017.
The vacant 4,000 s/f space was formerly home to Berkely Sutton Cleaners, which moved elsewhere in Stuy Town, and a key control room for the Blackstone-owned complex.
“The opening of this facility between Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town means residents can easily access Mount Sinai’s high quality medical care. We are pleased to welcome this incredible quality of life improvement to those who live and work in our community,” said Rick Hayduk, CEO and General Manager at StuyTown Property Services.
“It’s great news that Mount Sinai will be opening a new practice serving Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper. It is a real win for this community — everyone from seniors to parents with kids — and because of its convenience, will improve access for basic medical needs,” said New York City Council Member Dan Garodnick.
The new practice is part of the Mount Sinai Downtown Network, a comprehensive system of expanded and renovated outpatient facilities at three major sites with more than 35 operating and procedure rooms and an extensive network of 16 physician practice locations with more than 600 doctors, stretching from the East River to the Hudson River below 34th Street.
The new practice is part of a major reconfiguration to create small, hyper-local facilities.
The Mount Sinai Downtown Network consists of expanded and renovated outpatient facilities at three major sites as well as 16 physician practice locations with more than 600 doctors.
Beth Israel’s Union Square East facility, formerly known as the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center and now known as Mount Sinai Downtown Union Square, is part of this network and was recently upgraded. Mount Sinai Downtown stretches from the East River to the Hudson River below 34th Street.
The First Avenue Beth Israel hospital building across from Stuyvesant Town will be sold once the new Beth Israel opens at 310 East 14th Street adjacent to the Mount Sinai Eye and Ear Infirmary. It will have 70 beds with another 150 remaining at Beth Israel’s existing behavioral health building on First Avenue, Bernstein Pavilion.
Currently the hospital has over 800 beds but most of those go unused on any given day, hospital brass has said.