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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Good Samaritan Hospital Begins $9 Million Refurbishment of Bariatric and Orthopedic Surgery Units

Posted By: Advancing Care

Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is embarking on a $9 million comprehensive upgrade to the facilities that house two of its leading programs, creating spaces to enhance the patient experience and foster a specialized, patient-first approach to bariatric and orthopedic care.

The project will include the creation of separate and private entrances to both the bariatric and orthopedic units, where a program concierge will greet patients at expanded reception lounges and provide guidance throughout their stay. Both units will have new flooring, furniture and décor; and each room will feature state-of-the-art digital monitoring consoles for nurses. The units also will have centralized meeting spaces for multidisciplinary collaboration.

The 10,000 sq. ft. orthopedic unit renovation will increase the number of patient recovery rooms by one-third, to 14 private en-suite rooms. The refurbished space also includes a multipurpose room for patient education, mindfulness exercises and community dining; a physical therapy/occupational therapy gym; a mileage-marked walking track; and a family waiting area with coffee bar.

The new, dedicated 6,000 sq. ft. bariatric unit, built to specifications that ensure patient comfort, includes seven private en-suite recovery rooms for increased patient safety and sensitivity. The project is expected to be completed in Spring 2019.

Pictured above: (From left) Harold Peterson, Chair of the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board of Directors; Ramon Rivera, MD, Bariatric Medical Director of the Surgical Weight Loss Institute; Michael D. Israel, President and CEO of Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth); Mary P. Leahy, MD, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System; and Kenneth Austin, MD, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery.