Island Eye Surgicenter, currently on Glen Cove Road in Carle Place, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony recently for its new state-of-the-art facility to be located at 1500 Jericho Tpke. in Westbury. Slated to open in the fall, the 27,000 square foot facility will accommodate the growing number of surgeons and patients seeking the highest level of technology and surgical care in a facility designed exclusively for the treatment of eye disorders. As a highly sought after research site for many years, the new space will also allow Island Eye to continue to be at the forefront of ophthalmic research.
“This is a very exciting step for Island Eye,” said Robert Nelson, PA-C, executive director of Island Eye Surgicenter. “For the past 16 years we have been providing the highest level of care to our patients and this new facility, housed with the latest cutting–edge technology will offer nothing less, and so much more. We are committed to continuing to be an important part of the healthcare delivery system on Long Island for many years to come.”
The Island Eye Surgicenter located in Carle Place originally opened in 1999 and has seen exponential growth ever since. It will remain open until the new facility is ready to receive new patients. The new facility in Westbury will bring 15 to 20 new jobs to the area over the next four to five years.
The design of the new Island Eye facility incorporates a wide variety of measures for energy efficiency, including a super insulated building shell, ultra-efficient HVAC systems, low energy lighting and a large array of solar electrical panels on the roof.
“Our firm has designed over a hundred such centers nationwide, and this is one of the largest and most well-equipped,” said Richard Hardaway, principal, Hardaway Sziabowski Architects. “The building systems as well as medical equipment are all designed for the highest level of patient safety and comfort. Although not a small building, sloping roofs, dormers and a porte-cochere give the building a residential feel and appearance.”
Local dignitaries, business members of the community and Island Eye employees were present at the ceremonial event, which took place on the 3.5-acre project site. Partners in the project include The First National Bank of Long Island, United Realty, Talisen Construction Corporation and Hardaway Sziabowski Architects.