Mount Sinai Plans $35M Wantagh Long Island Project

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Mount Sinai South Nassau and Mount Sinai Doctors will invest $35 million to refurbish a 60,000-square-foot building it owns in Wantagh. The long-vacant building at 2020 Wantagh Ave., formerly occupied by Verizon, will be renovated to provide multi-specialty healthcare services and advanced medical diagnostics.

Projected to open in 2022, the new facility will include clinical programs for oncology, digestive health, cardiovascular care, women’s health, diabetes care, orthopedics, neurology, imaging and laboratory services.

Mount Sinai South Nassau is being assisted at the Wantagh site by Simone Development Companies, which will act as construction managers for the project. Simone oversaw construction of a similar Mount Sinai Doctors facility in Greenlawn.

The Wantagh building will be designed with a hospital-grade air filtration system and with space planning guidelines to reduce the possibility of infection. Expanded elevators are to be installed to allow for proper social distancing, while entryways and restrooms will feature touchless and motion control sensors.

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Richard Murphy, president and CEO of Mount Sinai South Nassau, said the facility represents the future of healthcare.

“An array of services all will be under one roof so patients are not ping-ponged from one medical office to another while seeking treatment,” Murphy said in a written statement. “It will offer high-quality specialty and diagnostic services in a one-stop-shopping setting for patients in an area of the South Shore that we believe will benefit from greater access to additional specialty services.”

Mount Sinai South Nassau is planning to hold an online public Zoom meeting on Tuesday, August 11 at 6 p.m. to discuss the project and answer residents’ questions.


John Caravella Esq., is a construction attorney and formerly practicing project architect at The Law Office of John Caravella, P.C., representing architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and owners in all phases of contract preparation, litigation, and arbitration across New York and Florida. He also serves as an arbitrator to the American Arbitration Association Construction Industry Panel. Mr. Caravella can be reached by email: or (631) 608-1346.

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Content: Long Island Construction Law did not create this content. This article was written by , and was published to the Long Island Business News on August 11th, 2020.