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Hospitals Building Out, Adding Amenities

An article in today's New York Times online discusses hospital construction projects in Westchester County:

At Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, for example, the hospital recently established a concierge service for patients and their families, with operators on duty from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. to provide notary services, direct them to nearby restaurants or provide directions to regional airports. The hospital will also invest $60 million this year in renovating patient rooms, building an 11-bed intensive-care unit and creating a new lobby entrance.

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Officials at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, who last month announced a $100 million building project, say providing a pleasant environment can promote healing and position the institution for financial stability.

The project features the replacement of 84 beds in semiprivate rooms with 84 private rooms in the complex, which opened in its current location 41 years ago.

Read the full article here.

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