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Montefiore to Build Fourth Medical Campus at Hutchinson Metro Center

By Jeanmarie Evelly | October 24, 2012 9:28am

PELHAM BAY — Montefiore Medical Center will open a new 11-story outpatient facility at the expanding Hutchinson Metro Center, officials said this week. The site will be Montefiore’s fourth campus in the borough.

Montefiore has signed a lease agreement for the 280,000-square-foot building with Simone Development, the company behind the Hutchinson Metro Center, a growing corporate business hub in the Pelham Bay neighborhood.

Construction of the new tower is slated to finish in 2014. It would house an ambulatory surgery center with 12 operating rooms and four procedure rooms, an advanced imaging center, lab services, a pharmacy, and new primary and specialty care practices, according to a press release. The building will be adjacent to Montefiore’s existing Center for Orthopaedic Specialties, which opened in 2010.  

The 42-acre Hutchinson Metro Center campus has been growing in recent years. Located off the Hutchinson River Parkway, the site is near a number of landmark medical institutions, including Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center and Calvary Hospital.

The campus is also the future site of the Bronx’s first luxury hotel project, with a 125-room Marriott slated to open in 2014. An LA Fitness Center is scheduled to open in the same planned building.

The Hutchinson Metro Center’s two existing buildings, at 1200 and 1250 Waters Place, are both fully leased, according to the company’s website.

Montefiore Medical Center includes over 130 locations, 50 advanced primary and specialty care centers, 19 school health clinics, a home health agency and four traditional hospitals, according to a press release.  The organization operates three major medical campus locations in the Bronx. The Hutchinson Campus will be its fourth.

“This new tower will allow Montefiore to bring the healthcare of tomorrow to our patients here in the Bronx,” Dr. Steven Safyer, Montefiore’s CEO and president, said in a statement. “We are reshaping outpatient care and establishing leading practices that provide Montefiore’s world-class treatments through multidisciplinary teams at a hospital without beds.”