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NY-Presbyterian Chips Away at Billion-Dollar Expansion

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.

Renderings of NY-Presyterian's ambulatory care center.

Renderings of NY-Presyterian’s ambulatory care center.

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.

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