The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals is embarking on a $30 million project to renovate and relocate all programs into one building in an effort to consolidate services and enhance access to care for patients. The hospitals have committed $15 million and we seek an additional $15 million to reach our goal. In addition to the necessary structural work to make the space functional for patient services, we are striving to provide our clients with an inviting and dignifying space in which they receive their care.
Our goal is to collaborate with existing St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center primary and specialty care programs and our community partners to offer innovative, evidenced based care. Our informatics infrastructure will support an electronic medical record available to clinicians of all disciplines working with each patient. We will utilize state of the art technologies in telemedicine and offer comprehensive care on-site with roots into the community. Our family friendly site will be welcoming to all cultures, and fill a need on the Upper West Side for enhanced mental health services. Educational programs on-site will reach family and community members struggling to understand addiction and mental illness while also addressing wellness and complimentary medicine. Research and evaluation of our programs will be integrated and seamless—part of the fabric of what will make this project a model for the New York State and the nation.