New York Health Care Center Breaks Ground

A team comprised of The Congress Co., Congress/Consigli JV and The Architectural Team will develop White Plains Institute for Rehabilitation & Healthcare. The construction of the 160-bed skilled nursing facility will commence this month.

By Mihaela Coste

White Plains Institute for Rehabilitation & Healthcare
Rendering of White Plains Institute for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, White Plains, N.Y.

White Plains Healthcare Properties I LLC has selected the companies that will work for the development of the 110,000-square-foot White Plains Institute for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, a rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility located in White Plains, N.Y. The developer of the $60 million project will be The Congress Co. The joint venture Congress/Consigli JV will work as Construction Manager and The Architectural Team Inc. will be in charge of the design.

The project will consist of 160 skilled nursing beds, including 76 specialized rehabilitation beds, 42 Alzheimer’s secure beds, and 42 long-term care beds, each on specially designed nursing units.

The percentage of Medicare patients is increasing, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, reflecting the growing importance of Medicare within the skilled nursing sector.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

On September 7, 2017 a groundbreaking ceremony at the site will celebrate the project’s commencement. In order to bring the project through preconstruction to the construction phase—providing scheduling, line item budgeting, value engineering, cost estimating, and evaluations of alternative building system options—Congress/Consigli JV teamed with TAT and EPIC Healthcare, the tenant that will occupy the facility.

 “We are excited to have completed our work with the NY Department of Health, our construction financing, and our work with the City of White Plains for this project. Congress’ unique Design/Build/Turnkey delivery method was perfectly suited for the tenant, EPIC Healthcare. EPIC CEO Lizer Jozefovic and his team are committed to the future of Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing. We are also pleased to continue our relationship and collaboration with TAT, which has been successful for more than three decades and thirty projects,” said William Nicholson, CEO of Congress, in a prepared statement.

Congress serves clients in New England, New York, New Jersey and other areas, having a strong track record in the rehabilitation and skilled nursing sectors. The company has completed over the past 45 years more than 9,000 beds and 5 million square feet of health care and long-term care construction.


Image courtesy of The Congress Co.

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