Northwell Health Breaks Ground on New Pavilion

Photo by Dan Goodrich, Town of Islip.

In Bay Shore, benefactors, medical staff and Islip Town officials gathered to mark the occasion of the groundbreaking to construct a new pavilion at South Shore University Hospital (SSUH). Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined with Mark Solazzo, President, Strategic Initiatives of Northwell; Community Board President, Peter Hoffman; and SSUH Executive Director, Donna Moravick, as shovels went into the ground marking the ceremonious event.

The groundbreaking opens construction phase of a 190,000 square-foot pavilion planned on the hospital campus. When complete, it will have the capacity to accommodate up to 90 private patient rooms, 10 operating rooms, and three additional procedure areas at a cost an estimated at $468 million.

The six-story structure will also include green and public space, as well as a sky bridge that will connect it to the existing SSUH facility.

“This pavilion is a symbol of what is happening here at South Shore University Hospital,” said Northwell President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Dowling. “We saw the enormous potential in this community to convert SSUH from a community hospital to a premier tertiary campus.”

Recently named one of New York’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, and as Northwell Health’s flagship hospital in Suffolk County, SSUH remains committed to expanding both services and quality of care to its residents.

“South Shore University Hospital is in the middle of an incredible transformation, a renaissance,” said Donna Moravick, RN, NP, MBA, Executive Director, SSUH. “World-class care is available right here in Bay Shore and I am proud of our team for making it possible.

The project is expected to be completed in 2025.

Photo rendering of what the future SSUH Pavilion is envisioned to be by Ewing Cole.