Construction on the $27 million New York Langone Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Diseases project which includes the modernization of three outpatient facilities, the modernization of six floors within the hospital for joint diseases and the relocation of medical programs, patient services and staff from the RUSK Institute of Rehabilitative Medicine to their new venues is currently under way. Gardiner & Theobald of New York is managing the multi-story re-stack of existing services, the upgrade of mechanical systems and the ancillary facilities that will receive the Rusk Pavilion, the center for rehabilitative medicine that is currently housed on the main campus but will be relocated and then demolished to make way for the hospital’s new state-of-the-art Kimmel Center.
The team which includes B.R. Fries of New York as the general contractor has found working in an occupied acute care facility without swing space to be challenging but construction on the hospital located at 301 East 17th Street, which first began this past April is expected to be completed in August 2012.