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New Montefiore outpatient facility at Hutch Metro Center

Bronx Times

Medical Mile is stretching.

As Jacobi Hospital, Einstein Medical Center and Calvary Hospital sit along the Morris Park/Pelham Parkway borders, Montefiore Hospital will soon join them with a new outpatient facility at the Hutchinson Metro Center.

The hospital giant has inked a 16-year lease deal with Simone Development for an 11-story, 280,000 ambulatory facility dubbed the Hutchinson Campus, now under construction.

“This new tower will allow Montefiore to bring the healthcare of tomorrow to our patients,” said Dr. Steven Safyer, head of Montefiore.

The new hospital will also bring in 260 full-time equivalent jobs to the Bronx, said a Montefiore spokesperson. That number will double in three years.

The hospital already has history with HMC, taking up 32,000-square-feet for an orthopedic care office inside Tower One.

On top of an ambulatory surgery center, the new health facility will boast 12 operating rooms, four procedure rooms and an onsite lab service.

Montefiore was able to finance the $142 million project with the city Economic Development Corporation over the summer.

The latest addition to Montefiore’s portfolio is even better news for the Hutch Metro Center, which has seen a streak of projects that’s turned the sprawling campus into an attractive venue for companies.

It’s already maxed out office space there, with a number of companies leasing 750,000-square-feet of office and medical space.

Over the summer, plans were announced with Simone Development to build a Marriott Hotel atop a new Atrium building, with LA Fitness and popular restaurant set to arrive.

But HMC’s black sheep, the NYPD’s second 911 Call Center, scheduled to open in the fall of 2014, still lumbers in the construction phase.

Still, Joe Kelleher with Simone Development is impressed by the growing facility.

“It’s really just a little city onto itself,” he said.

Reach reporter David Cruz at 718-742-3383.

David Cruz can be reach via e-mail at DCruz@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 742-3383

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