Healthcare facility open in Ossining NY slated for renovation

Healthcare facility open in Ossining NY slated for renovation

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Two locations of Ossining Open Family Medical Center, a health care provider that helps people who would otherwise struggle to get medical care, will be renovated and expanded.

The buildings 2 Church St. and 165 Main St. are across from each other in the center of the village, and both will have medical care and office space when the work is complete, according to a news release from LeChase Construction Services, which will do the renovations and additions.

Work is underway at the 25,000-square-foot Church Street building, which has largely been administrative offices and a wellness center, according to the release. The 1970s stucco structure will be refreshed with a modern glass facade and the building will undergo a major renovation. It will get a 3,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed addition with stairs to Church Street that wrap around to become public seating facing the Croton Old Aqueduct walkway, the release said. A staff entrance/exit will lead to a staff courtyard. Church Street will house ambulatory care and behavioral health services and is scheduled to be completed by early 2025.

Then the plan, starting in 2025, is to renovate the 22,000-square-foot Main Street Medical Center, where most health care is provided, according to the release. The work will preserve the front of the 19th century building. It will feature expanded dental, podiatry and optometry services, as well as wellness and large group space for nutritional consultations. There will also be a women’s, baby and children’s department, cancer support groups, prenatal education classes and digital literacy support.

The high street project is expected to be completed by mid-2026. A former department store, it was converted for Open Door.

“This building is three stories, and we’re going to take it floor by floor, with interior renovations floor by floor,” Steve Corletta, CEO of LeChase Construction Services, said in the statement.

“We know that many families in the community depend on Open Door for their healthcare needs, and we are proud to apply our expertise and our commitment to quality construction to help enhance the center’s offerings,” said David Campbell, vice president of LeChase. in the statement.

CannonDesign of New York designed the renovation and expansion of the buildings, the release said.

Open Door Family Medical Center, a federally qualified health center, provides services in Westchester and Putnam counties. There are locations in Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Ossining, Port Chester and Sleepy Hollow, as well as Putnam’s Brewster. In addition, there are school health centers in Port Chester and Ossining.

The Journal News reported in 2019 that two-thirds of Open Door’s patients live below the poverty line. Open Door started in 1972 in a church basement and set out to provide health care “to those hardest to reach, regardless of their ability to pay. Often, we serve patients who may not otherwise have access to care — including low-income families and individuals without insurance,” Lindsay Farrell, president and CEO of Open Door, said in a statement on its website, adding, “We are proud to provide a medical home to over 63,000 patients each year.”

Michael McKinney covers growth and development for Journal News/ and the USA Today Network in Westchester County and the Lower Hudson Valley.

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