Gouverneur Health has embarked on a $180 million modernization project that includes renovation of the existing building and an additional 108,000 square feet of new construction for a new ambulatory care pavilion and bed tower.
The project will transform the ambulatory care center into The Center for Community Health and Wellness and the nursing facility into The Residence at Gouverneur Court.
Gouverneur Health provides the largest number of ambulatory care visits in the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. The expanded ambulatory care center is designed to accommodate a 15% increase in patient demand.
The project scope includes:
- Expansion of the nursing facility's residential floors to accommodate 85 additional beds
- Expansion of residential accommodations from 350 sq. ft. per resident to 500+ sq. ft. per resident
- Nursing floor design change to private rooms and suites with bathroom and shower facilities for all residents
- New outpatient services including an on-site dialysis center, CT scanner and ambulatory surgery center and 30,000 sq. ft., Women and Children's Center
- Increased sub-acute and rehabilitation programs
The Modernization Program will result in the creation of the "Residence at Gouverneur Court," representative of the next generation of rehabilitative and long term care. The Residence will more closely resemble a luxury apartment building or hotel than a nursing home. Moreover, the residents will have greater control of their lives and surroundings than in conventional settings, while still receiving the high quality healthcare services they require and deserve.
The new design includes private rooms and suites, several recreational and dining areas, resident/family meeting areas, on-floor spa/beauty salon, WI-FI and cable capabilities, private bathrooms and increased natural light.
The Residence at Gouverneur Court utilizes the "culture change" model, a transformation in the way that services are provided to long term care residents. Culture change is a model developed by advocates for the aged and nursing home administrators to overcome problems in nursing homes associated with institution-like design and work practices. In general, the culture change facility embraces a resident-centered approach that fosters a sense of community.
Residents will benefit by the proximity to Gouverneur Health's ambulatory care center and be able to receive primary care, dental, imaging, podiatry and ophthalmology services without leaving the building. New services will also include an on-site Dialysis Center and additional short-term rehabilitation services.
Architect: RMJM Hillier
Groundbreaking - September 2008
Project Completion - Fall 2012