Vassar Brothers Medical Center plans $466M hospital


Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-based Vassar Brothers Medical Center, the flagship location of LaGrangeville, N.Y.-based Health Quest, announced Thursday plans to build a $466 million, 696,000-square foot, seven-level hospital.

The new facility, which will connect to the existing facility, will be outfitted with 264 private medical/surgical rooms and 30 critical care rooms. It will include an emergency department with 66 treatment rooms, new operating rooms and a rooftop helipad. The project will be funded by private hospital funds and hospital bonds, in addition to fundraising.

"This historic undertaking will not only improve the quality of lives for county residents, but it will also mark Dutchess County as a leader in the region in patient care. Local patients will not have to travel throughout the state — or even the Northeast — to receive the high quality of care to which they've become accustomed. Additionally, healthcare has long been an economic engine in the county, and this expansion will continue that trend by creating jobs, which will have a ripple effect throughout our community," Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro said in a statement.

The project will create approximately 300 to 400 construction jobs.


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