The Bay Shore community and beyond watched on Wednesday the groundbreaking of a new 190,000-square-foot pavilion coming to South Shore University Hospital.
The approximate $468-million project will feature 90 private patient rooms, 10 additional operating rooms and three additional procedure rooms.
The six-story inpatient bed tower features other amenities, such as green and public spaces, as well as a sky bridge that will seamlessly connect to the existing facility, as per a statement issued by Northwell Health, the hospital network that operates SSUH.
The anticipated completion of the project is slated for mid-2025.
“This pavilion is a symbol of what is happening here at South Shore University Hospital,” said Michael J. Dowling, Northwell’s president and chief executive officer. “We saw the enormous potential in this community to convert SSUH from a community hospital to a premier tertiary campus.”
This project is part of Northwell’s half-a-billion-dollar, five-year investment into the Bay Shore Hospital, which also included the building of a 45,560-square-foot, $71 million Women and Infants Center.
Donna Moravick, RN, NP, MBA, executive director of SSUH, praised the ongoing transformation, referring to it as a “renaissance” for the hospital. She added, “World-class care is available right here in Bay Shore, and I am proud of our team for making it possible.”
Scroll down to see renderings of the pavilion, courtesy of architecture firm EwingCole.