North Shore University Hospital Unveils Advanced Surgical Pavilion

Northwell Health emboldens future surgical care with unprecedented innovation.

February 13, 2024

Outside façade of a hospital building.

Redefining the contours of modern surgical care, Northwell Health has officially unveiled North Shore University Hospital’s new Petrocelli Advanced Surgical Pavilion (ASP), a milestone in healthcare facility design. This groundbreaking project hosts an impressive array of innovative techniques and state-of-the-art features, contributing significantly to improving healthcare standards and Manhasset’s overall community welfare.

The eight-level, 266,000-square-foot ASP now houses 18 cutting-edge operating rooms, as well as a Cardiothoracic (CT) Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a Neurosurgery ICU, and a surgical suite expansion—all designed to elevate surgical precision and efficiency. In addition, the ASP’s three hybrid operating suites are equipped with advanced imaging technology. This game-changing tech empowers surgeons with real-time, high-resolution images during surgeries, allowing teams to make immediate decisions and adjustments while significantly reducing the margin for error.

VHB was central to every phase of the project, from the initial planning stages through construction. The multidisciplinary team rendered comprehensive services, including land surveying, compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), civil and traffic engineering, and landscape architecture.

VHB was also instrumental in navigating complex hurdles, such as maintaining hospital operations during construction. To avoid potential interferences with existing MRI areas, VHB worked with the Northwell design team to develop temporary mobile MRI units, providing uninterrupted access for patients in need of MRI scans. In addition, when faced with uncertainties about the location of underground utilities, VHB introduced Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology to accurately map and avoid conflicts with existing infrastructure.  

“The Petrocelli Advance Surgical Pavilion symbolizes the progress that can be made in healthcare when innovation, technology, and dedication converge,” said Michelle Augustino, Senior Project Manager. “At VHB, we’re proud to partner with clients like Northwell Health on delivering projects that serve as inspiration for future advancements in healthcare facility design.”

For more information on how VHB is shaping the future of healthcare facilities and improving community health, connect with Michelle Augustino today.