SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Renovations at Phelps Memorial Hospital hospital are moving along quickly, as the hospital expects to unveil its new MRI center later this year, and new front entrance shortly after.
A new MRI facility is being built in the vicinity of the former main lobby, and will feature a state-of-the-art Siemens 1.5 Tesla Magnatom MRI. With high-density resolution, the new MRI will have the ability to screen for breast cancer and tools for evaluating other oncological conditions. The system has a wide diameter that will give patients a feeling of spaciousness, and it is also short enough in length to allow a person’s head to remain outside of the magnet during an exam. New entrances from outside and inside the hospital will create easier access for patients. The MRI building is expected to be completed by the end of November.
A new main entrance for the hospital is also under construction. When completed early next year, the more than 1,600 people who come to Phelps every day will enter through the centrally located 7,000-square-foot space, which will feature a welcoming lobby, comfortable seating, a coffee bar and an efficient new admitting area.