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DESIGN CENTER - June 2001

June 1, 2001
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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Pavilion, Mamaroneck, New York June 2001

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg
Pavilion
(sarah neuman center for healthcare and rehabilitation)
Mamaroneck, New York
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Subacute Care
Rita Morgan, MPS
Perkins Eastman Architects PC
New York, New York
(212) 353-7200
36
46,000 square feet
$8.1 million
$176 ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS
Rita Morgan, MPS, associate administrator, Sarah Neuman Center for Healthcare and Rehabilitation: "Before development of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Pavilion, Sarah Neuman's 5.5-acre campus included two structures-a 180-bed nursing facility and a 90-resident nursing facility, constructed in 1969 and 1973, respectively. In 1991, we affiliated with the Jewish Home and Hospital and became the Westchester Division of that not-for-profit organization. "It was clear that we needed additional ancillary and support space for residents. The need for a subacute program was also identified and was the catalyst for this project. Our board supported the addition of a new two-story structure, the Weinberg Pavilion, to connect the two older buildings. The new addition has a separate entrance and offers more space and natural light, which is conducive to promoting wellness. We created a strong medical model with a residential feel. "The Weinberg Pavilion adds 46,000 square feet to the existing facilities. On the ground level is a beautiful 5,000-square-foot rehabilitation suite that includes a studio apartment with a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen where patients can practice their activities of daily living. This apartment enables patients to relearn how to transfer from wheelchair to bed and to bathtub, and how to make their way around the kitchen using adaptive devices. Since this area is partially below ground, it was graded on the outside so that it could have high windows along one wall, allowing lots of natural light; this was a part of the design we struggled with, but it was an important component. "The Pavilion's first floor has an indoor winter garden with panoramic windows, cafT, gift shop and multipurpose auditorium that serves as a synagogue and chapel. It also includes our very popular new adult day health center; this has two large multipurpose rooms and several 'quiet rooms' for clients to nap in during the day. This program is so popular that it was recently approved for seven days a week and evening hours. "The second floor has a 36-bed subacute unit, which includes 16 private rooms and 10 toe-to-toe doubles that offer a great deal of privacy. There is also an exclusive dining room for these patients. All of the dining areas offer pano-ramic views of the center court gardens."
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