A new, state-of-the-art, seven-story inpatient hospital building adjacent to the existing hospital opened in the fall of 2006. The new building connects to the existing hospital and provides an additional 365,000 square feet of space. This includes several hundred hospital beds as well as a new Emergency Department and 10 new operating rooms. There are radiology facilities in the new building, including a multi-slice CT scanner and an additional MRI unit.
The new inpatient building
A new outpatient facility opened on the other side of the existing hospital building in July, 2008. The four story structure houses all the outpatient facilities previously located at the Jacobi Ambulatory Care Pavilion (formerly known as Van Etten hospital). The outpatient building was designed by the I. M. Pei firm and features a spectacular glass enclosed lobby connecting the older hospital building with the new facility. On September 24, 2008, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and HHC president Alan Aviles dedicated the new building in a ribbon cutting ceremony in the lobby. There is more information on the New York City web site here. The official Jacobi web site is here. newnewbuilding
The lobby of the new outpatient building
  Photos by George Lantos. All rights reserved.