After three years of focused fundraising efforts by community members, Glen Cove Hospital has begun renovation and expansion of its $5.5 million outpatient Family Medicine Center. Located on the ground floor since the Family Medicine Center was established in the 1970s, the practice will be relocated to new modern space on the third floor.
The Family Medicine Center’s clinical staff currently provides personalized medical services to patients of all ages, from newborns to older adults. The center offers primary, prenatal and pediatric care, preventative services as well as behavioral health, and gynecological services to underserved members in the community as well as other residents.
The expanded, 6,660 square-foot Family Medicine Center, which is expected to open in late spring 2020, will serve more than 18,500 patient annually.
“We have a long and proud history of providing high-quality health care services to members in need in our community,” said Barbara Keber, MD, chair of family medicine at Glen Cove Hospital and vice chair of family medicine at Northwell Health. “Our new Family Medicine Center will not only accommodate more patients, but the renovation will create a welcoming and modern environment as well as upgrades that enhance clinical care and collaboration.”
“We are extremely grateful to the hospital’s Advisory Council and caring individuals in the community who spearheaded the fundraising campaign for the Family Medicine Center, making this vision into reality,” said Kerri Anne Scanlon, RN, Glen Cove Hospital’s executive director. “The state-of-the-art Family Medicine Center has been designed to provide quality medical care and to deliver the best patient experience possible.”
Nancy Taylor, a member of the Advisory Council and a longtime supporter and volunteer at the hospital, said, “We’ve been working towards this goal for a long time. The Family Medicine Center was in dire need of renovation.” Mrs. Taylor, a resident of Locust Valley, said she was “delighted” when hospital leaders asked if she’d donate to the Family Medicine renovation project through her family charity, the David S. Taylor Fund. Mrs. Taylor’s late husband, David S. Taylor, served as Board of Trustees chair of the hospital from 1988-1990 and later Board of Trustees chair of the North Shore Health System from 1994-1995. Mrs. Taylor and her family have had a long history of giving back to Glen Cove Hospital. She volunteers once a week at the hospital’s main reception desk; her sister volunteered in the Emergency Department for 33 years; and a little known fact about her husband: as a young man he worked as an orderly at the hospital.
For more information about Glen Cove Hospital’s campaign, contact Kaitlin Wojnar at 631-396-6783 or firstname.lastname@example.org