POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Walsh/Consigli Joint Venture has officially begun construction of a new 696,000-square-foot patient pavilion for Health Quest at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.
The seven-level patient pavilion will include 264 private patient rooms, 30 critical care rooms, a 66-room emergency department, 12 surgical suites, and a 300-seat conference center. The half-billion dollar pavilion is considered to be the largest construction project in the history of the City of Poughkeepsie.
“We look forward to working with Health Quest to deliver their new state-of-the-art pavilion,” said Tom Caplis, Vice President of Healthcare for Walsh Construction. “While this facility will create a catalyst for local economic growth, it will ultimately produce first-class medical care that will directly benefit the residents and families of the Poughkeepsie community.”
The innovative building will have a distinctive shape that follows the aesthetic of the Hudson River. The private rooms will offer more than double the space per patient than the current semiprivate rooms. They will provide ample space for families and visitors, who provide a vital role in healing and care. The facility will also incorporate the latest in sustainable design and is expected to achieve LEED certification. The new patient pavilion will open for patient care in 2019.
“We are honored to be a part of something that will have such an important impact on the health of Poughkeepsie for years to come. This beautiful facility will be a testament to the dedication Health Quest has to providing quality, lifesaving healthcare for the entire community,” said Greg Burns, President of New York Operations for Consigli Construction.
Walsh/Consigli Joint Venture is composed of Chicago-based Walsh Construction and Milford, MA-based Consigli Construction.