Two of the bidders for the Long Island College Hospital redevelopment project would allow for a limited number of beds and bays in “freestanding” emergency rooms.
The Fortis Property Group and NYU Langone Medical Center proposed up to 12 emergency room bays and four observational beds. The Brooklyn Hospital Center would want to install 10 observational beds and 15 bays. The 15,000-square-foot emergency department currently at the Cobble Hill site would be ditched in favor of a freestanding operation under both proposals. There would be five “pods” of care and a separate psychiatric emergency room.