David H. Koch Pavilion
at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Hospital for Special Surgery is a hospital in New York City that specializes in orthopedic surgery and the treatment of rheumatologic conditions.
The David H. Koch Pavilion served as the cornerstone for the Hospital for Special Surgery response to the COVID-19 crisis.
PRESIDENT & CEO
HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
"The David H. Koch Pavilion provided the infrastructure [during the COVID-19 pandemic] so that our remarkable medical professionals could respond the way they did for our community. We are deeply grateful for David's vision and for creating this facility, which ultimately helped our team members -- who are nothing short of heroic -- to save lives."
By mid-March 2020, HSS reduced patient volume by 92 percent and transformed the David H. Koch Pavilion into a comprehensive-care facility. Initial plans included providing non-COVID-19 emergency medical care to relieve the stress on hospital partners NewYork-Presbyterial Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Centers, as well as other city institutions.
As the number of COVID-19 cases rose in New York City, HSS made the decision to provide care for these patients in the David H. Koch Pavilion. Operating rooms were rebuilt into ICUs for COVID patients and their specialized needs, and patient rooms for orthopedic patients became telemetry units for critical care.
HHS is pursuing major initiatives that will shape healthcare in this changing landscape. Plans are underway to improve and expand the Main Campus with the addition a new 12-story medical tower, which will increase capacity and complement the Koch Pavilion.
Surgeons, nonsurgical physicians, therapists, radiologist, nurses, and patient navigators will be co-located in the building with easy access to operating rooms and on-site imaging.