WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), recently unveiled a new, contemporary main concourse to greet patients and visitors to the region’s advanced care medical center.
The new main concourse, now an important extension of the hospital’s care-giving environment, is a functional crossroads that will eventually connect Westchester Medical Center and the future 280,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Pavilion currently under construction on WMCHealth’s Valhalla campus. The eight-story Ambulatory Care Pavilion, the largest healthcare construction project in Westchester County since the construction of Westchester Medical Center’s main tower in 1977, is slated for completion in 2018.
The main concourse more than doubles the size of Westchester Medical Center’s former main lobby, offering a beautiful, soothing environment for community members who visit the hospital.
The 13,200-square-foot concourse, replete with stainless-steel accents, tri-colored terrazzo floors, carefully curated art, energy efficient lighting, and coordinated colors and textures, welcomes guest through the front doors of Westchester Medical Center. Warming lamps and an outdoor waterfall wall greet visitors as they drive up to the valet station.
Five donated rainbow-colored screenprints from Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species series turn the main concourse into an art gallery for guests to enjoy between tests and appointments.
WMC’s new 13,200-square-foot main concourse is now officially open.With the new main concourse came the addition of a new boutique-style gift shop, a fully renovated Au Bon Pain Bakery and Café, and a 1,800-square-foot Caregiver Center.
The private, dedicated Caregiver Center provides a retreat for family members to access advocacy services, and emotional and spiritual support through Westchester Medical Center’s Caregiver Program while their loved ones receive care at the hospital. The center offers amenities like computers, showers, wireless and mobile device charging stations, and information on local resources. Refreshments and other amenities like yoga and reiki therapy are also offered.
As the region’s advanced care medical center and Level I trauma center, approximately 50 percent of patients and visitors who arrive at the hospital on any given day do so in an emergency situation. The new main concourse and Caregiver Center – along with facilities like the Trauma Intensive Care Unit’s Evan Lieberman Friends and Family Lounge unveiled last year – are examples of WMCHealth’s commitment not only to providing the highest quality care to patients in our region, but also to supporting their loved ones.
The main concourse also features Sabbath entry doors next to the main vestibule, as well as Sabbath bathroom fixtures for observant members of the community.