HHC North Central Bronx Hospital Emergency Beds, COVID-19 Emergency Response Program

Creating Temporary Relief in the Form of Hospitals


Bronx, NY


New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation

Project Cost

$65 million


The NYC Health + Hospitals (HHC) is the largest public health care system in the United States with 11 hospitals currently at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the surge in COVID-19 patients and the strain it put on existing hospitals within New York City’s five boroughs, HHC needed to respond immediately by creating temporary relief in the form of hospitals to handle the overflow of patients caused by the pandemic. LiRo is assisting HHC with providing emergency response services on renovating 70,000 sf of vacant space and turning it into the 120-bed ICU Unit at North Central Bronx Hospital. LiRo was part of the team that completed the first floor of new patient beds within 45 days. This occasion was celebrated by a ribbon cutting ceremony held on May 5th.

About the Project

LiRo’s services on this emergency response project include environmental services, construction management, and coordination of multiple construction management teams and subcontractors, including FEMA documentation for reimbursement.

Project Challenges & Solutions

LiRo’s scope of work includes but is not limited to the following:


This project is part of HHCs’ strategy to expand capacity system-wide to accommodate the surge in patients with COVID-19 by working to open 3,000 additional ICU beds by May 1.


Program & Construction Management
Disaster Preparedness & Response Services