NYU Hospitals Center Files Certificate of Need (CON) for Construction of New Clinical Pavilion

NYU Hospitals Center (NYUHC) today announced it filed a Certificate of Need (CON) requesting state approval for the construction of a new state-of-the-art clinical pavilion, the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion (Kimmel Pavilion). The construction of this facility is an integral part of the medical center’s sweeping campus transformation designed to modernize its aging infrastructure in order to more efficiently and effectively meet the health care demands of today’s complex health care delivery system.

As proposed, the Kimmel Pavilion will be a 22-story, 830,200 square foot, environmentally “green” state-of-the-art clinical facility for both inpatient and outpatient services. It will be located on the medical center’s existing campus at 34th Street between First Avenue and the East River, where the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation and the Ronald O. Perelman Research buildings now stand.

All of the pavilion’s 374 inpatient rooms will be single-bedded, to aid in infection control, help manage the census, and enhance patient and visitor satisfaction. Of note, the total number of licensed beds at the medical center will remain unchanged. Additionally, there will be 32 advanced operating rooms and 39 non-inpatient beds, or NIBs, for patients who require observation but not hospitalization following a procedure. It will also be home to a dedicated children’s hospital, the Hassenfeld Pediatric Center.

This project is expected to generate close to 10,400 construction and related jobs in New York, $1.44 billion in economic output and 9,100 non-construction jobs which amounts to, on average, 2,782 full-time jobs and nearly $604 million in output annually over the next seven years. The permanent economic impacts include the creation of 1,100 new jobs at the medical center when the new space is fully built-out and occupied, and which is projected to add about $233 million annually to the New York economy.

NYUHC is the legal entity that owns and operates Tisch Hospital, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Center for Musculoskeletal Care (CMC), Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD), and NYU Clinical Cancer Center, all of which compose NYU Langone Medical Center.