The newly renovated lobby now includes furniture, which is not only functional, but has USB accessibility built in. Ample outlets will allow visitors and patients to charge their phones and other electronic devices. The cosmetic upgrade also includes a new coffee shop, which serves Starbucks products and is open weekdays from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. The shop has sandwiches, soup, large pretzels and baked goods.
“We wanted to give our patients and their visitors a greater variability of dining options,” said Michael Fener, executive director of Plainview and Syosset hospitals.
The hospital’s pre-existing gift shop was relocated and refurbished.
There is also a six-cubicle, private consultation space where patients and families can meet with physicians. The private consultation room leads into the new waiting room, which is more open and spacious for patients’ families and friends. Patients and visitors will also notice a new front awning and covered handicap-accessible ramp as well as new elevator cars that are faster and larger than their predecessors.
“These changes to our front lobby area were in keeping with Northwell Health’s continuing focus on hospitality,” Mr. Fener said.
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