Montefiore Health System announced plans to close Mount Vernon Hospital in 2020 and replace it with a new, $41 million emergency health care complex on Sandford Boulevard in Mount Vernon.

The new 40,000-square-foot facility will be funded by a grant from New York State and will be home to a state-of-the art Hospital-Based Off-Campus Emergency Department and comprehensive ambulatory care center.

Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital will continue to be operational until the new Sandford Boulevard location is open. At that time, all emergency services will be provided at the new location as will the enhanced comprehensive primary and specialty care. The majority of inpatient care and surgical services will be transitioned to nearby Montefiore locations. This new care model with an emphasis on comprehensive, coordinated patient-centered care and improving wellness will be specifically tailored to the health care needs of Mount Vernon residents.

The new facility will be staffed by Emergency Medicine physicians, with cardiac diagnosis and monitoring, a designated room for OB/GYN patients, and a digital X-ray and a CT scanner.

Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital inpatient care and surgery will not be offeredin the new facility but will be provided at other nearby Montefiore locations, including Montefiore New Rochelle. Patients who come to the Sandford Boulevard Emergency Room who require hospitalization will be transferred by an on-site ambulance to the most appropriate hospital for their condition—with the Sandford Boulevard site offering direct admission to Montefiore New Rochelle. In non-emergency situations, patients will be able to select the nearby hospital of their choice.

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