LAKE GROVE, NY (WCBS 880) –Stony Brook Medicine is reportedly considering a former Sears location in a Long Island mall for a new ambulatory care center.
According to a Newsday report, Stony Brook Medicine’s clinical practice management plan hopes to expand outpatient services with a new facility at Smith Haven Mall.
Dr Hal Paz, executive vice president of health sciences at Stony Brook University, told the newspaper that the new medical center is still being designed.
âIn this new patient care center, patients will have access to expert clinicians trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions in one convenient location,â she told the newspaper. âIt will also provide a new educational resource for the residency training of our future healthcare professionals. “
Smith Town Mall facility will house doctors, an infusion site for non-cancer patients, pain management center, outpatient offices for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, and more, report says. .
The new location is approximately 4 miles from Stony Brook University Hospital in Suffolk County.
The Sears at Smith Haven Mall closed in May 2020. There are currently three Sears locations in New York State.
Newsday reports that Stony Brook has already signed a 31-year lease with Steel Equities, the owner of the former Sears building.
NYU Langone Health is also jumping on the trend to take over the Sears buildings and plans to open an ambulatory care center in Sears’ former location in Garden City, the newspaper reported.