Building the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion
NYU Langone’s plan for providing world-class patient care on its main campus hinges upon adding the state-of-the-art, 830,000-square-foot Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion, alongside the current flagship Tisch Hospital, which will be fully refurbished. The Kimmel Pavilion is set to open in 2018, while the renovation of Tisch Hospital proceeds in stages, with a substantial amount of work underway or already completed, such as the Tisch Elevator Tower and the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Emergency Services.
Together, the Kimmel Pavilion and Tisch Hospital facilities will ultimately offer a seamless patient experience, with the buildings directly connected on procedural and imaging floors, and on the lobby level concourse. The two facilities will also share central sterilization and other support services.
Planning the Kimmel Pavilion from scratch allowed senior leadership at NYU Langone to rethink how the facility could best accommodate emerging technologies, innovative clinical practices, and a growing emphasis on the patient experience. Its high-efficiency operating rooms will be standardized but also flexible enough to quickly adapt to specific uses as needed. The layout will optimize efficiency by moving patients around less, bringing patient care equipment to the bedside, and freeing clinical staff to spend more time caring for patients.
The Kimmel Pavilion will offer single-bed inpatient rooms, which greatly enhances infection control, allows for a more efficient workflow for staff in each room, and can better accommodate a patient’s family and visitors.