HHC New, Temporary Roosevelt Island Medical Center, COVID-19 Emergency Response

Providing Emergency Response Services to Combat the Spike in Demand for COVID-19 Treatment

Location

Roosevelt Island, NY

Clients

New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation

Project Cost

Approximately $5,000,000

Overview

The NYC Health + Hospitals (HHC) is the largest public health care system in the United States. In New York City alone, HHC serves more than one million people annually spread between 70 different locations across the City’s five boroughs. Due to the unprecedented number of New Yorkers needing medical care because of the COVID-19 pandemic, HHC opened a temporary acute-care hospital, known as NYC Health + Hospitals/ Roosevelt Island Medical Center (RIMC), on Roosevelt Island. LiRo is assisting HHC with providing emergency response services for the conversion of RIMC into a new, temporary 350-bed hospital, helping to meet the need for expansion to combat the spike in demand for COVID-19 treatment in New York City.

About the Project

This emergency project is nearing completion to meet the project’s 30-day duration. LiRo’s services on this 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:

Outcome

The separate, new space was completed over a three-week span with assistance from unused parts of the campus of NYC Health + Hospitals. The Roosevelt Island Medical Center has begun to accommodate patients with and without COVID-19 who are stable and do not need ICU care. Most patients will be transferred from NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue, Elmhurst, Kings County, and Lincoln. The temporary hospital, which officially opened on March 27, was able to accommodate its first 100 patients that week. The additional beds are expected to open the week of April 13th. 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.

Services

Program & Construction Management
Disaster Preparedness & Response Services

Markets

Healthcare