New VBMC Pavilion ready to open

POUGHKEEPSIE – The new patient pavilion at Poughkeepsie’s Vassar Brothers Medical Center is set to open within days.

The emergency department and trauma center will open on Friday, January 9 and the remainder of the facility will open on Monday, January 11.

Patients who are sick or recovering from surgery will stay in private suites with room for family members to spend the night, once COVID-19 visitation restrictions are lifted.

The emergency and trauma center will triple the amount of exam and treatment rooms.

Hospital President Peter Kelly said the new facility “will transform how people receive healthcare in the Hudson Valley.”

The new building includes 264 private rooms on four floors, a 30-room intensive care unit, an emergency and trauma center with 66 treatment rooms and parking for ambulances and the public, a flexible conference center for up to 300 people, a 220-seat cafeteria, 13 surgical suites, green roofs for water management, and a rooftop helicopter landing pad.

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