Work on the addition is already underway. According to construction project manager James Barry, the optometry clinic’s look will match the healthcare center’s subtle nautical theme and offer the same hotel-like comfort and design details. Says Barry, “When patients come to The Floating Hospital, they are meant to feel safe, cared for, and comfortable. Leadership at the hospital is interested in every aspect of the patient experience. Everything from the medical equipment to the doors and wood finishes builds towards that goal.”
The optometry addition is one of many projects aimed at improving our patients’ clinical experience and outcomes. This summer, breast cancer screenings will be available on-premises thanks to a mammography unit funded by a grant secured by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney in 2022.
There is better coordination of care when specialties are offered in-house. And that results in a more holistic approach to treatment, efficient utilization of resources and potentially reduces costs overall.
“We are continually focused on increasing efficiency of care and convenience for all Floating Hospital patients,” says Dr. Andre. “Our essential mission has always been to provide a broader scope of services and a positive healthcare experience for our patients.”
By Matt Fink