The transformation under way along the I-287 corridor got a major boost this week as Simone Development Companies and Montefiore Health System — both BCW members — broke ground on a healthcare development that will change the way pediatric specialty care is delivered throughout Westchester County.
Simone Healthcare Development, an affiliate of Simone Development Companies, is renovating a now vacant four-story office building at 104 Corporate Park Drive in Harrison into a 115,000-square-foot facility that will be leased to Montefiore.
Some of the planned specialties to be offered in the new facility include: maternal fetal medicine, sports medicine, infusions, psychological services, a comprehensive imaging suite and laboratory services. There will also be pediatric urgent care, operated by Westmed Medical Group, a multispecialty outpatient group based in Westchester.
“This is a very exciting day for Simone Healthcare Development as we begin our work to transform this building into a pediatric specialty care center for Montefiore Health System. Over the past few years healthcare has become a prominent feature in the Westchester Avenue corridor. We are proud to have Montefiore’s expertise in pediatric care in our building,” said Joseph Simone, President of Simone Development Companies.
“The pediatric specialty care center will be a first of its kind in the region, offering comprehensive ambulatory pediatric specialty care in one state-of the art building. When a child needs treatment for a medical problem, that child will be seen by a team of world class specialists without having to travel long distances from doctor to doctor, and appointment to appointment,” said Steven M. Safyer, MD CEO Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
“Montefiore’s pediatric specialty care center will be a welcome addition to our thriving medical community. With the repurposing of the I-287 corridor, I am thrilled that Simone Healthcare Development seized the opportunity to create a vibrant and much-needed unique model of children’s services,” said Harrison Town Supervisor/Mayor Ron Belmont.
The redevelopment of 104 Corporate Park Drive continues the major transformation underway along Westchester’s I-287 corridor where vacant office parks are being repurposed into new uses including outpatient care facilities, rental housing, retail stores and a Life Time Fitness center. Construction is underway on a site adjacent to 104 Corporate Park Drive on a 121,000-square-foot Wegmans supermarket which his slated to open in spring of 2020.
Photo Caption: From left, NYS Assemblyman David Buchwald; Guy Leibler, President, Simone Healthcare Development; Seth Mandelbaum, Managing Partner, McCullough Goldberger & Staudt; Susan Fox, President & CEO, White Plains Hospital; Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins; Joseph Simone, President, Simone Development Companies; NYS Senator Shelley Mayer; Steven M. Safyer, MD, CEO Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Michael D. Cabana MD, M.P.H., Chair of Pediatrics for Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and Harrison Town Mayor/Supervisor Ron Belmont