health care industry
The North Shore-LIJ Comprehensive Care Center is the best plan to restore much-needed emergency and healthcare services to Greenwich Village and the Westside.
Former Mayor Edward I. Koch
I’m glad to see a promising proposal on the table.
Mayor Mike Bloomberg
Freestanding emergency centers serve as a vital resource for thousands of people nationwide, especially in areas where emergency care is lacking because of hospital closures, as is the case in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village where St. Vincent’s Hospital closed its doors after serving the community for 160 years. These rapidly emerging models for emergency care are proving successful because they are community based and meet the majority of the community’s emergency health needs. When inpatient care is necessary, patients are transported to a nearby hospital.
Sandra M. Schneider , MD, FACEP President, American College of Emergency Physicians
In addition to the extraordinary health care benefits that will be realized by the West Side of Manhattan, this project will also provide a much-needed boost to the small businesses and local economy of the Village. Kudos to North Shore-LIJ and the Rudin Family for pulling this deal together.
Tony Juliano, President and Chair, Greenwich Village – Chelsea Chamber of Commerce
This important project will not only restore much-needed access to emergency care for all those who live and work on the Westside, it will provide an opportunity for over 400 caregivers to get back to what they do best: providing quality healthcare to those in need.
George Gresham, President, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
We regard the plan to build an emergency health care center where the Village lost St. Vincent’s Hospital as valuable to all downtown organizations.
Ellis Rubinstein, President & CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences
We are very pleased to learn of the plans for the North Shore-LIJ Center for Comprehensive Care and commend Rudin Management Company for working with the North Shore-LIJ Health System and the St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers to make possible a project that keeps a landmark modern building contributing to the neighborhood in a vital way and keeps much needed medical services in the Greenwich Village community.
Leslie Monsky, Board Member, DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State
Restoring emergency care to the West Side has been a priority for the residential and business communities alike. This proposal is a win-win.
Liz Berger, President, Downtown Alliance
Freestanding emergency departments have emerged as a vital link to emergency care for communities with reduced or limited ER access. They are required by law to meet rigorous standards to be designated as an ’emergency department,’ so they are staffed and equipped to handle the vast majority of their community’s emergency care needs.
Fred Bentley, Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company – Hospital & Health Care
There is no justification for adding additional hospital beds in Manhattan, but this proposal is a beginning in the reshaping of quality affordable health care for communities.
Stephen Berger, Chair, NYS Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century
The new technologically advanced facility would not only create roughly 1,000 construction and 400 health care jobs, but would furthermore provide crucial, sorely-missed, health services for residents of Lower Manhattan.
Wellington Z. Chen, Executive Director, Chinatown Partnership
This project is a win-win. It means that good jobs–including over 1,200 union construction jobs and over 500 permanent jobs–will be created.
Robert Bonanza, Business manager, Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York, (LIUNA)

Leave a Reply