Expanding its award-winning health network, NYU Langone Health this month opened its largest ambulatory care center on Long Island, converting Garden City’s former Bloomingdale’s and Sears building into NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Garden City, a state-of-the-art, 260,000-square-foot facility that houses 32 clinical specialties.
More than 800 staff and doctors expect to care for 400,000 patients each year out of the four-story building at 1111 Franklin Avenue, which encompasses a half mile and an entire square block. The building includes 260 patient exam rooms and a new, 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,” said Andrew W. Brotman, MD, executive vice president and vice dean for clinical affairs and strategy, chief clinical officer, at NYU Langone. “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.”
“Nassau County has one of the greatest healthcare networks in the world,” said Bruce Blakeman, the Nassau County executive. “NYU Langone’s new state-of-the-art facility in Garden City will provide the top-notch services they are known for and add to the health of our community.”
“This medical facility is a nice addition to our vibrant downtown,” said Mary Carter Flanagan, the mayor of Garden City. “We look forward to building a long-standing relationship with our newest community member.”
“NYU Langone continues to deepen its relationship with Long Island, establishing a stronghold for its special brand of excellence in this community that I love,” said Michael Rafferty, a member of NYU Langone’s board of trustees and president and CEO of Rafferty Holdings, LLC. “This new facility, backed by fully integrated academic medicine, will meet a critical need for so many people—under the name I know and trust. To have perhaps the best health system in the country in our own backyard is an incredible thing for the people of Long Island.”
The new center’s broad array of services includes these:
- surgical specialties
- vascular surgery
- internal medicine
- maternal–fetal medicine
- obstetrics and gynecology
Seven of the specialties—cardiology, vascular surgery, endocrinology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology—were recently ranked in the top 10 nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
The building has a modernist design, but was renovated with the patient experience top of mind, with NYU Langone’s expert real estate development and facilities team bringing in more natural light by installing windows in the garage wall and creating an 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,” said Vicki Match Suna, AIA, executive vice president and vice dean for real estate development and facilities. “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. 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 that respects its original 1970s exterior design.”
Located just one mile from NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island and six blocks from a Long Island Rail Road station, the new facility offers patients greater access to NYU Langone’s one high standard of care across its system of 6 inpatient locations and 300 outpatient sites across the New York metropolitan area and in Florida, with 70 on Long Island alone. Patients can find all their health information and schedule appointments through the NYU Langone Health app or the NYU Langone Health MyChart patient portal.
NYU Langone’s vast outpatient network has earned the Ambulatory Quality and Accountability Award from Vizient Inc., a leading healthcare performance improvement organization, every year since the award’s inception in 2015—and it has been named the No. 1 physician practice by Vizient in all but one of those years. This distinction recognizes NYU Langone’s consistent excellence in delivering high-quality care in five key domains: access to care, quality, efficiency, continuum of care, and equity.