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Mount Sinai South Nassau Breaks Ground on Long Beach Medical Arts Pavilion

New State-of-the-Art Center Will Restore Specialty Care to Barrier Island

Posted: Nov. 10, 2020
Mount Sinai South Nassau Breaks Ground on Long Beach Medical Arts Pavilion

Joined by community and civic leaders, Mount Sinai South Nassau leaders marked the beginning of construction on a multi-specialty $35 million Medical Arts Pavilion in Long Beach that will bring specialty medical care back to the barrier island.

Projected to open in the spring of 2022, the 15,400-square-foot, one-story Long Beach Medical Arts Pavilion will offer access to a wide variety of medical specialists and services, including:

  • Primary Care
  • Geriatrics
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Gastroenterology & GI Procedures
  • Orthopedics
  • Urology
  • Cardiology, including treadmill stress testing
  • Lab services
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging

“Mount Sinai South Nassau is investing in the restoration of health care services in the Long Beach community. Together with our free-standing Emergency Department, the Medical Arts Pavilion will serve as a center for advanced health care provided by an integrated network of specialty practices and highly skilled physicians,” said Richard J. Murphy, President and CEO of Mount Sinai South Nassau. “After Superstorm Sandy, we promised to help restore physician services to the barrier island and this center will go a long way toward fulfilling that pledge.”

Murphy added: “Providing more services to patients in an outpatient setting—all under one roof—is the future of health care and more convenient for consumers.”

Long Beach Medical Arts Pavilion

“Broadening healthcare access is part of Mount Sinai’s mission and this health complex signifies a deep commitment to the community of Long Beach,” said Arthur A. Klein, MD, President, The Mount Sinai Health Network, Executive Vice President of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Health System. “One can’t forget the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and the long recovery that is still happening. We are proud to be a steward of that recovery and proud to bring world-class care to this area. The resilient people of Long Beach deserve best in class specialty care close to home.”

“Six years ago, Mount Sinai South Nassau accepted the challenge to try to help resurrect the healthcare delivery system in Long Beach,” said Joseph Fennessy, Chair of the Board, Mount Sinai South Nassau. “This is an important milestone in the history of our hospital and our relationship with the residents of the barrier island. I am proud of our board and the hospital’s leadership for seeing it through to fruition.”

The Medical Arts Pavilion will house 15 comfortably furnished, private patient examination and consultation rooms; four minor procedure rooms; and nine post-care preparation, recovery, and diagnostic imaging areas. The building has been designed with a hospital-grade air filtration system and with space planning guidelines to reduce the spread of infection. Entryways and bathroom facilities will be touchless to reduce the possibility of infection spread. As is standard with all Mount Sinai South Nassau facilities, it will feature an attractive interior design and décor with fully furnished lounge areas and an appealing exterior with manicured landscaping that complements the surrounding neighborhood. There will be shared community space.

“Mount Sinai South Nassau remains committed to improving access to health care services on the barrier island. When the Medical Arts Pavilion opens its doors, Long Beach and the surrounding community will be home to a collaborative system of health care services that provides standard-setting primary and specialty medical services, including cardiology, GI, urology, women’s care, and orthopedics,” said Adhi Sharma, MD, Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Chief Medical Officer. “Coupled with Long Island’s only free-standing Emergency Department, which has treated more than 45,000 patients since it opened, the comprehensive system of health care services will ensure that residents do not have to leave the barrier island for specialty care.”

“Mount Sinai South Nassau has been an incredible resource for Long Islanders during this current public health crisis and long before,” said Rep. Kathleen Rice. “I am thrilled they are bringing a new Medical Arts Pavilion to Long Beach, and I was proud to help secure the FEMA grant funding that is making this project possible. I applaud the Long Beach residents who have been advocating for increased medical services on the barrier island and I commend Mount Sinai South Nassau for working with and listening to the community it serves.”

Long Beach Medical Arts Pavilion

“This groundbreaking is a sign of progress and shows Mount Sinai South Nassau’s commitment to restore medical services to the barrier island,” said Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford, a Long Beach resident. “Now, we are that much closer to the day the Medical Arts Pavilion opens its doors to provide our community with much needed physician specialists and high-quality medical care.”

“Mount Sinai South Nassau’s robust expansion over the years is a direct result of its commitment to smart, sustainable growth to meet the need for high-quality healthcare throughout the South Shore of Nassau County,” said Assemblywoman Melissa Miller.  “This is the future of healthcare. I look forward to the opening of this Medical Arts Pavilion.”

“I congratulate Mount Sinai South Nassau for getting this project off the ground,” said Hon. Harvey Weisenberg, former New York State Assemblyman from Long Beach. “It will benefit the barrier island and help restore needed medical services so Long Beach residents can get the attention they need, close to home.”

Mount Sinai South Nassau’s employed physicians will staff the facility under the Mount Sinai Doctors umbrella, which includes a network of more than 200 physicians across Long Island
EW Howell, a well-respected general construction and construction management firm with local roots, is the contractor for the project. EW Howell is also the contractor for the construction of the hospital’s Central Utility Plant on the main campus in Oceanside.

Mount Sinai South Nassau is using Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds to build the Medical Arts Pavilion. The hospital purchased the Long Beach Medical Center property in bankruptcy after Superstorm Sandy, making it eligible for $174 million in FEMA funds. The hospital was the only health care institution to come forward during the bankruptcy proceeding to bid on the property. Under an alternative use provision of federal FEMA legislation, the hospital was permitted to use some of the FEMA funds at its Oceanside campus to fortify the hospital against future storms and expand services for the entire South Shore of Nassau County.

Long Beach Medical Arts Pavilion

Mount Sinai South Nassau has already invested more than $38 million in its revitalization plan for the Long Beach campus (formerly Long Beach Medical Center), which is home to the Long Beach Emergency Department, Long Island’s only free-standing 911-receiving emergency department, and Long Beach Primary Care Center. Looking ahead, the hospital envisions a geriatric medical campus on the site that would include the Emergency Department, the Medical Arts Pavilion, and possibly an assisted living facility. A nursing home, not operated by the hospital, also is adjacent to the site.

Mount Sinai Doctors also operates a full-service cardiology and internal medicine practice in the heart of Long Beach at 325 West Park Ave.

These Long Beach health care services are part of Mount Sinai South Nassau’s ever-expanding network of community-based specialty health care centers established for residents throughout the South Shore of Nassau County.

The hospital’s system of specialty satellite health care centers also includes Cardiac Rehabilitation (Oceanside); Advanced Orthopedic Surgery (Oceanside); Urology (Rockville Centre); Center for Women’s Imaging (Oceanside); Long Island Gamma Knife (Oceanside); Outpatient Behavioral Health (Baldwin); Center for Digestive Disorders and Metabolic Disease (Hewlett); Prostate Health (Oceanside); Outpatient Dialysis (Oceanside); SIBSPlace (Hewlett); Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center (Valley Stream); Family Medicine (Oceanside); Primary Care (Long Beach); Home Care (Baldwin); Physical Rehabilitation Therapy (Oceanside); and Wound Care (Oceanside).

For more information about the Long Beach Medical Arts Pavilion or Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Long Beach Campus, go to https://www.southnassau.org/sn/long-beach-campus.

About Mount Sinai South Nassau
The Long Island flagship hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai South Nassau is designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for outstanding nursing care. Mount Sinai South Nassau is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,500 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services and operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County, along with Long Island’s only free-standing Emergency Department in Long Beach.

In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, Mount Sinai South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty, and offers Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. Mount Sinai South Nassau operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County verified by the American College of Surgeons as well as Long Island’s only free-standing, 9-1-1 receiving Emergency Department in Long Beach. Mount Sinai South Nassau also is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons; is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program; and an Infectious Diseases Society of America Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence. For more information, go to mountsinai.org/southnassau.