Nyack Hospital, a member of the Montefiore Health System, will be hosting a public informational meeting about its Care Transformation Project next week. The project will include a new and expanded emergency department and Medical Village. The construction of this Hudson Valley, N.Y.-based two-story addition of 16,300 square feet is expected to be complete in 2018.

The construction will incorporate the renovation and reconfiguration of 23,300 square feet of existing space, which includes the current emergency department, hospital lobby and adjacent corridors.

The project will double the size of the emergency department to 26,000 square feet offering a separate fast/track urgent care center, new rapid assessment area, private behavioral health assessment unit, larger trauma treatment bays, dedicated imaging suite with a CT scanner, and an integrated decontamination room. With almost 60,000 visits in 2015, Nyack Hospital’s emergency department is one of the most active in the lower Hudson Valley. The addition of an adjacent urgent care center will assist with providing patients with non-emergent conditions a more appropriate level of ambulatory care and access to primary care providers.

The Medical Village will house a 7,800-square-foot multi-specialty outpatient service center to include primary and specialty care providers and community-based support services from local service organizations. A patient navigation program will integrate inpatients and outpatients with community-based services and provide transition support the least restrictive environment for care. The center will also offer non-emergent transportation to and from appointments with providers and organizations in the Medical Village and other services offered at Nyack Hospital.

The Care Transformation Project will be the largest healthcare project for Nyack Hospital since the construction of a 19,600-square-foot cancer center in 1999.