New York-Presbyterian will eliminate the maternity ward from its imminent $1 billion ambulatory care center at 1283 York Avenue. The hospital today said it lacked the necessary funds for that portion of the project.
The maternity ward was to include 12 operating and 12 endoscopy rooms in the planned 15-story expansion building. State health regulators approved the plan in March. DNAInfo reported that hospital officials said at a Community Board 8 meeting last week that they did have the funds for the ambulatory care center, which will include facilities for surgery, infusion therapy, primary car, MRIs and radiology.
New York-Presbyterian also has plans to take over New York Downtown Hospital, which last year lost over $12 million.