About

Lenox Health Greenwich Village is a state-of-the-art medical complex located in Greenwich Village. Lenox Health Greenwich Village, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, represents a new model of community-based care that seamlessly integrates health and wellness services with access to 24-hour emergency care and a full range of medical specialists. The facility currently includes a freestanding emergency department, which is a division of Lenox Hill Hospital, and a patient service center for blood collection. 

North Shore-LIJ Health System is committed to providing community-based care. In this model, care is tailored to the needs and requests of the community we serve and our physicians work alongside local doctors to build ties to benefit patient care. To follow this model of care, we have coupled extensive research with input from community members and local physicians in planning the future state or services available at the Lenox Health Greenwich Village. Future plans for Lenox Health Greenwich Village services include: walk-in imaging services, an ambulatory surgery suite, outpatient rehabilitation, health and wellness services, medical specialty practices, home care and other programs designed to meet the current and future needs of the community.

Watch the video below to learn more about Lenox Health Greenwich Village.

Features of our facility include:

  • Staffing by board-certified emergency medicine physicians and specialty trained health care professionals
  • 26 private rooms
  • 24/7 operating hours
  • EMS/911 ambulance receiving
  • Acceptance of all patients regardless of insurance status or ability to pay
  • Designation as a "Leader in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Healthcare Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • 24-hour Center of Excellence (COE) for its Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program

Future planned services include:

  • Medical offices (coming early 2016)
  • Outpatient imaging center with a full spectrum of radiology services (coming early 2016)
  • Outpatient surgery suite offering the highest quality outpatient surgery technology and clinical care (coming early 2016)
  • Conference room space available to the community (coming early 2016)
  • Orthopaedics
  • Physical medicine & rehabilitation
  • Health and wellness services

When you come to the Lenox Health Greenwich Village, you are not limited to the experience of the skilled staff members on site. All of our patients benefit from the collective knowledge of North Shore-LIJ’s 200 emergency physicians, more than 300 paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and approximately 2,000 emergency department staff, who have gained their experience from operating 14 emergency departments that have treated nearly 665,000 people and transported more than 102,000 patients in 2013 alone.

Our building's history

Lenox Health Greenwich Village resides in the landmarked National Maritime Union Building, built in 1964. Once named the Joseph Curran Building in honor of the National Maritime Union’s founder, the six-story structure is an architectural fixture in Greenwich Village. The nautical-inspired building is most widely recognized by its porthole-shaped windows and a rooftop bulkhead resembling a steamship smokestack.

Originally sold in 1974 and renamed the Edward and Theresa O’Toole Medical Services Building, the facility was donated to the North Shore-LIJ Health System in 2011.

Renovation of this facility has been a unique undertaking for a health system, with North Shore-LIJ leadership seeking to balance the restoration of a unique aspect of the Village community with the creation of a modern emergency department to serve its population.

How did we renovate a 1960s building into a 21st century medical facility?

The $150 million project included a dramatic transformation of the interior to design an experience of emergency care unmatched in New York City, with upper floors that will house doctors’ offices, rehabilitation facilities, imaging services and same-day surgery suites.

Through consultation with the building’s original architect, Albert C. Ledner, the team restored the exterior to much of the original design and was even able to make a modification that the architect had in his original plans but had been altered – the removal of the tile cladding to the building exterior and replacement with a fresh coat of vanilla ice cream-colored paint.

The next 50 years

As it begins its next half-century, the O’Toole Building has entered its third incarnation as home of Lenox Health Greenwich Village, bringing a model of emergency care and ambulatory services as distinctive as its community and architecture.

Leadership

Michael J. Dowling

Dennis Connors

  • Regional Executive Director
  • Executive Director,
    Lenox Hill Hospital
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Alexander Hellinger, DPT, MBA

Eric Scott Cruzen, MD

  • Chairman of Community and Acute Care Services, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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Warren Bret Licht, MD

  • Director - Dir,Strategic initiatives-Manhattan of Medicine - General Internal Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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Tracy Feiertag, MS, DHA

  • Senior Adminstrative Director,
    Emergency Medicine