Simone Development Companies, whose bid to build an urgent care facility at Number Six School in Woodmere was rejected by voters, has acquired the former Verizon building on Broadway in Hewlett, according to a press release.
Simone plans to build a medical office at 1436 Broadway offering primary, specialty and urgent care services. The developer has already arranged a long-term lease of the property to a major hospital, which the release did not specify. Simone had a deal in place with Mount Sinai for the Number Six School. The target opening date for the office is in the spring of 2014.
"The process of delivering quality medical services is evolving rapidly, as most major hospitals in the New York metropolitan area were built half a century ago or more,” said Joseph Kelleher, president of Simone Healthcare Development, in the release. “As hospitals and other healthcare providers look for new and innovative ways of delivering the best care, we are partnering with them to develop and manage the new facilities they need in order to accomplish those goals."When voters turned down Simone’s bid to build an urgent care facility in March, there were no medical offices offering urgent care in the Five Towns. Now there are two, with the recent openings of Urgent-MD and ER-DOX.