Northwell Health expands in Lower Manhattan

Michael Dowling, president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health (center) joins senior leadership and elected officials in celebrating the ongoing expansion of medical care in lower Manhattan

As part of its continuing expansion in Manhattan, Northwell Health today announced the opening of the third phase of Lenox Health Greenwich Village, located across 7th Avenue from the former St. Vincent’s Hospital, and the addition of five new physician practices in Chelsea, Union Square, Chinatown and Gramercy.

“When St. Vincent’s Hospital closed in 2010, we promised to restore health care services for residents of the West Village and other neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan. Our ongoing expansion of medical care in Greenwich Village and other neighboring communities reaffirms our commitment to filling the health care void in Lower Manhattan and providing easy access to a range of different services,” said Michael Dowling, president and chief executive officer of Northwell Health, which has 20 hospitals across the metropolitan area, including Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, as well as more than 50 physician practices and outpatient facilities throughout Manhattan.

At a dedication ceremony today at Lenox Health Greenwich Village’s Phyllis and William Mack Pavilion, which has been home to Manhattan’s first and only freestanding, 24-hour emergency center since 2014 and an imaging center since 2016, Mr. Dowling joined with other Northwell Health leaders and local elected officials to unveil:

  • A new $25-million, 30,000-square-foot Ambulatory Surgery Center containing six operating rooms, two procedure rooms, eight prep areas and 23 recovery beds spanning the entire fourth floor of the 160,000-square-foot building.
  • An $8 million, 14,750-square-foot medical pavilion and conference center on the building’s sixth floor that can accommodate up to 74 people and host community events like workshops and support groups. The medical pavilion includes 13 exam spaces that house the Northwell Health Physician Partners Orthopaedic Institute, a spine care program, and physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management and urology practices. 

In addition, the following Northwell Health Physician Partners’ locations have opened in Lower Manhattan:                                                                                                                                       

  • Chelsea North with cardiology, primary care, neurology, occupational medicine and weight management practices at 121A W. 20th Street.
  • Chelsea South with internal medicine, family medicine, endocrinology, neurology and    dermatology practices at 22 W. 15th Street.
  • A Vein Surgery Center at Union Square, 95 University Place.

Doctors at Northwell Health Physician Partners also care for patients at Health Care Associates in Medicine (neurosurgery), 139 Centre Street, and Advanced Urology Centers of New York, 201 E. 19th Street. In 2018, Northwell Health Physician Partners will also be opening a new multispecialty practice in the West Village (7 7th Avenue and 155 W. 11th Street) that will house gastroenterology, rheumatology, otolaryngology, audiology, cardiology, thoracic, pediatric cardiology, pediatric pulmonology and surgical services.

“While our hospitals continue to meet the acute-care needs of our patients, the key to keeping our communities healthy is providing a range of primary and multispecialty care in the neighborhoods in which our patients live and work,” said Thomas McGinn, MD, deputy physician-in-chief and senior vice president of physician network operations for Northwell Health. “With the addition of these new physician practices, Northwell now has more than 50 outpatient locations throughout Manhattan, including Northwell Health GoHealth urgent care locations in Chelsea and Greenwich Village.”

Lenox Health Greenwich Village has been Northwell Health’s anchor facility in downtown Manhattan, serving as a new model of community-based care that integrates health and wellness services with seamless access to 24-hour emergency care and a full range of medical specialists. The 28,000-square-foot emergency center, located on the first floor of the six-story building, treated more than 36,000 patients in 2016, with a staff of more than 150 medical professionals.

“Our goal at Lenox Health Greenwich Village (LHGV) has always been to fill the gap of health care services needed in our community and ease the hardships our neighbors have had to endure in accessing care,” said Alex Hellinger, executive director of LHGV, which is protected by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission because of the architectural significance of the 53-year-old, ship-like building. “We are part of the fabric of this community, which will benefit from a new 5,000-square-foot conference center that we will make available to our neighbors to host events, workshops and support groups.”

Another highlight of the expansion at LHGV is a state-of-the-art medical pavilion, home to Northwell Health Physician Partners’ Orthopaedic Institute and numerous other physician offices, including neurosurgeons and urologists. The 5,500-square-foot Orthopaedic Institute is a center of excellence that offers comprehensive care in joint replacement, sports medicine, and a full range of surgical and rehabilitation services for illnesses and injuries affecting the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, foot and ankle.  

“As part of our emphasis on convenience and patient-centered care, we will offer weekday appointments before and after traditional work hours, as well as same-day appointments for urgent conditions,” said Peter McCann, MD, director of orthopaedic surgery at LHGV.

Among the elected officials attending today’s dedication were: State Assembly Member Deborah Glick and State Senator Brad Hoylman.

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About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 22 hospitals, over 550 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for more than two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 62,000 employees – 15,000+ nurses and 3,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.



Lenox Health Greenwich Village

Lenox Health Greenwich Village (LHGV) is a state-of-the-art medical complex located in Greenwich Village. LHGV, part of Northwell Health, represents a new model of community-based care that seamlessly integrates health and wellness services with access to 24-hour emergency care and a full range of medical specialists. Northwell Health is committed to providing community-based care. All of our patients benefit from the collective knowledge of Northwell Health’s 200 emergency physicians, more than 300 paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and approximately 2,000 emergency department staff.