Nyack Hospital rocks when it comes to medical services in New York's Rockland and Bergen counties. Formed in 1895 and originally funded by proceeds of a town fair, the not-for-profit hospital is a 375-bed acute care medical and surgical facility with a staff of more than 650 doctors and surgeons. It is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is affiliated with the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In partnership with Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, it also provides clinical rotations to third-year medical students. Nyack Hospital houses specialty centers for cancer care, stroke, pediatrics, joint replacement, sleep studies, wound care, and women's wellness.
In looking to the viability of its future and how it will prosper in a competitive environment and better serve its customers' needs, Nyack Hospital has set some specific strategic goals through 2013. These include advancing inpatient satisfaction, implementing a fully electronic health record system (installing the McKesson Paragon hospital information system), building physician networks and services to become an Accountable Care Organization), refinancing the hospital and conducting a capital campaign to pay for improvements and new programs and facilities, and constructing and operating an inpatient adult psychiatric unit and an outpatient crisis intervention service in partnership with Rockland County Department of Mental Health and New York State Department of Mental Health. Extending its plans through 2017, Nyack Hospital plans to enlarge its emergency department and consolidate all ambulatory surgery functions, improve parking areas and access, and modernize all spaces that patients encounter and transform itself into a contemporary, responsive facility.
The hospital is able to invest in new and expanded services based on its ability to grow its revenues and closely manage expenses within its operating budget. In fiscal 2011 Nyack Hospital's operating revenues increased from 2010 to $209.6 million; its operating income was about $3 million. – less