The US$481.4 million facility was partially funded through a $300 million grant from the New York State Department of Health. The remainder was paid for through $150 million of funding from the Mohawk Valley Health System, as well as cash equity worth $31.38 million.
The facility has a floor space of approximately 65,200m2 spread across 10 storeys, with 373 inpatient beds. These beds include 232 for medical and surgical; 44 for psychiatric care; 42 for intensive care; 23 for maternity; 16 for paediatrics; eight for neonatal intermediate care; and eight for coronary care. The facility is expected to serve 90,000 patients per year.
This new facility will include an open-core nursing unit to allow for better patient engagement and easier access to support functions. The new emergency department will include forty-seven new emergency treatment spaces and six behavioural health treatment rooms. The new Sammon Family Birthing Center will have a quick-access elevator connection from Emergency Department to enable rapid movement for presenting mothers, improving patient outcomes.
The hospital also features a quick access elevator connection between the Emergency Department and the Birthing Centre, as well as a new helipad with quick access to the hospital’s Emergency Department.
A new seven-story hospital also opened in San Diego County, California, earlier this year.