WESTMED Practice Partners and Montefiore Medical Center will partner and lease a new 11-story medical arts building in the Bronx from Simone Healthcare Development Group.
Construction on the 93,000-square-foot complex at 3741 Riverdale Ave. is expected to begin November 1 and it will take about 18 months.
The Purchase-based WESTMED will provide administrative and technological support for Montefiore’s one-stop facility that will provide urgent care and specialty services.
The planned Riverdale complex is WESTMED’s second venture outside of Westchester County.
Simone Healthcare is currently building WESTMED’s new headquarters and medical arts building at 3030 Westchester Ave. in Purchase.
The new Riverdale complex is the latest example of what Simone officials have recently described as the latest trend in healthcare where a variety of services are performed in non-hospital settings at a lower cost to insurers and patients.
“Given the complexity of medicine today, it’s clear that patients prefer the full spectrum of their outpatient healthcare streamlined, coordinated and provided by the finest doctors—all under one roof,” said Simeon A. Schwartz, M.D., chairman and CEO of WESTMED Practice Partners, in a statement. “This approach not only provides convenience to the patient, but lowers the cost of healthcare.”
This posting, courtesy of Staff Writer Ernie Garcia.