The former Bloomingdale’s and Sears building in Garden City at 1111 Franklin Avenue is now a 260,000-square-foot NYU Langone Health ambulatory care center.
Housing 32 clinical specialties, the center is expected to deliver care by 800 doctors and team members to 400,000 patients each year. The health system expects to see 35,000 patient visits a month, and 600 a day. The center includes 260 patient rooms, as well as an expanded adult ophthalmology service.
“NYU Langone is deeply committed to Long Island and expanding our vast network of clinicians who offer one consistently high standard of care close to where our patients live,” Dr. Andrew Brotman, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at NYU Langone Health, said in a written statement about the new center.
“This beautiful new location allows patients to see multiple doctors in a single visit, with each provider connected to the same electronic health record system that ensures integrated care,” he added.
The building comprises an entire square block, encompassing half a mile, according to the health system. In addition to surgical specialties including vascular surgery, the center also offers services in cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, maternal-fetal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, pediatrics, podiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, radiology and urology.
The building was renovated with patient experience in mind, and brings in more natural light by installing windows in the garage wall and a new outdoor garden.
“The physical environment plays a powerful role in healing and overall wellbeing, and this informed every aspect of our holistic approach to designing and constructing this facility, both inside and out,” Vicki Match Suna, executive vice president and vice dean for real estate development and facilities, said in a written statement about the center.
“With its open floor plan, integration of art, and connection to nature and natural light, we have created a warm and highly functional space for our patients, visitors, and staff,” she added. “Built as a Bloomingdale’s department store by renowned architect Edward Durell Stone, the building has been thoughtfully transformed into a state-of-the-art ambulatory care center which respects its original 1970’s exterior design.”
The center is located a mile from NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. The health system has 70 outpatient sites on Long Island.