Monday, April 17, 2017

REASSIGNMENT/REORGANIZATION OF THE VA MEDICAL CENTER IN NORTHPORT, NY

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
REASSIGNMENT/REORGANIZATION OF THE VA MEDICAL CENTER IN NORTHPORT, NY
PROPOSED -
NEW COMMUNITY BASED INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT CLINICS - “CBOC’s”:
LOCATION: 
South of the Northern State Parkway & the Long Island Expressway
West of the Sagtikos Parkway & Crooked Hill Rd.
North of the Southern State Parkway & Sunrise Highway
On available acreage at the Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center
Property to be made available by New York State via "Eminent Domain" 
- MENTAL HEALTH
- SOCIAL WORK
- REHABILITATION THERAPY
- OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
- RECREATIONAL THERAPY
- BASIC MEDICAL PROVISIONS
(2) SEPARATE PARKING GARAGES - (1) FOR EMPLOYEES; (1) FOR PATIENTS
ADJACENT BUILDINGS CONNECTED
UNDER-GRADE TUNNEL CORRIDORS TO CROSS-CONNECT NON-ADJACENT BUILDINGS
FORMAL FRONT ENTRANCE TO EACH BUILDING
EACH BUILDING WITH ITS OWN CONCOURSE ENTRY & CONNECTOR ENTRY SECURITY STATIONS
THE ENTRY CONCOURSE WILL BE ROOFED OVER IN A GLASS ATRIUM STYLE & PROVIDE FOR DRIVE-THROUGH & DROP-OFF



VETERAN & FAMILY DUAL MENTAL HELATH OUTPATIENT CLINIC BUILDING:
  • VETERAN OUTPATIENT SOCIAL WORK, PSYCHOLOGY, & PSYCHIATRY
  • FAMILY OUTPATIENT SOCIAL WORK, PSYCHOLOGY, & PSYCHIATRY
  • VETERAN INPATIENT/RESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CARE
  • BLOOD LAB, PHARMACY, RADIOLOGY, URGENT CARE
  • 3 FLOORS, 40,000 SQ. FT. PER FLOOR, FULL BASEMENT
  • MENTAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORK, MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, PSYCHOLOGY, & PSYCHIATRY
  • PEER TO PEER COUNSELING
  • COMMON ROOMS / LOUNGES / CAFETERIA
PTSD & DUAL DIAGNOSIS (PTSD/TBI) RESIDENTIAL CLINICS:
  • SEPARATE MALE & FEMALE SECTIONS
  • INTENSIVE THERAPY PROGRAMS
  • 2 FLOORS, 25,000 SQ. FT. PER FLOOR, FULL BASEMENT
  • 45 DAY & 90 DAY
  • PROGRAM SPECIFIC AFTERCARE - INDIVIDUAL AND/OR GROUP THERAPY
  • MENTAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORK, MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, PSYCHOLOGY, & PSYCHIATRY
  • COMMON ROOMS / LOUNGES / CAFETERIA
RESIDENTIAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE CLINICS:
  • ALCOHOL & DRUG REHABILITATION PROGRAMS
  • SEPARATE MALE & FEMALE SECTIONS
  • INTENSIVE THERAPY PROGRAMS
  • 90 & 180 DAY PROGRAMS
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE ADMINISTRATION, SOCIAL WORK, NURSING, PSYCHOLOGY, & PSYCHIATRY
  • 2 FLOORS, 25,000 SQ. FT. PER FLOOR, FULL BASEMENT
  • COMMON ROOMS / LOUNGES / CAFETERIA
TEMPORARY RESIDENTIAL HOMELESS CLINIC:
  • OPERATING LEASE TO UNITED BEACON HOUSE
  • 3 FLOORS, 25,000 SQ. FT. PER FLOOR, FULL BASEMENT
  • SEPARATE MALE & FEMALE SECTIONS
  • HOMELESS ADMINISTRATION, SOCIAL WORK
  • COMMON ROOMS / LOUNGES / CAFETERIA
PARKING FACILITIES:
  • 2 PARKING GARAGES
  • 2-STORY
  • 1
    50,000 SQ. FT. /  EA. FLOOR
INITIAL PROJECTED COST:
  • $391 MILLION
MORE DETAIL TO FOLLOW............


Sunday, April 16, 2017

FIX THE VA: LONG ISLAND, NY

FIX THE VA: LONG ISLAND, NY
“The demise of the VA Medical Center in Northport, NY”
1) Construct the “Veterans’ Choice Program” so it actually works the way it is intended to.
2) Contract with the Major Healthcare Providers on Long Island to take over the existing Veteran Patient load for the VA Medical Center in Northport, NY. This will be limited to Medical Patients and Services, only.
3) The Veterans’ Mental Healthcare will remain with the VA. The VA will contract with New York State to construct a sizeable Mental Health CBOC on the grounds of the Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center in Brentwood, NY. This geographical location is accessible from all major Highways and Thoroughfares on Long Island. There is ample space to construct a new, state-of-the-art Facility on the existing grounds.
4) To ensure that Veterans get their Mental Health care in a safe and secure environment outside of the Private Sector, current VA Mental Healthcare Staff will be augmented with Private Sector Healthcare Staff to ensure full Mental Healthcare coverage for all of Long Island’s Veterans in the confines of the new Mental Health CBOC.
5) Once this new Facility is completed, staffed and running, it will be time for the Federal Government to fully condemn the Facility in Northport and commence demolition of it. The Federal Government will, after all remediation is accomplished, deed the land in Northport to the State for the sole purpose of Parkland.
                                                                         Mapquest, location of Pilgrim State

    Pilgrim State Psychiatric Complex
     







                                                            VAMC, Northport, NY