2013-11-13 / Front Page

Urgent Care Facility in Massapequa hits major snag

North Shore/LIJ officials say new state regs could prohibit operation of facility

A proposed emergency room facility in Massapequa Park that has been discussed by Village officials, has hit a snag. At a recent Village Board meeting, Mayor Jeffrey Pravato announced that the board has been informed by North Shore-LIJ Health Systems that the health care company is holding off on the purchase of land where such a facility would be constructed. Pravato said that pending regulations from the New York State Health Department might prohibit the construction of a stand-alone Urgent Care Facility.

The Mayor further said that North Shore-LIJ is not willing to make the financial commitment of purchasing land, if it does have assurances that it can build an emergency room facility. The resolution of the pending change in regulations is expected to occur in the spring.

During the public work session prior to that meeting, Village officials said that the project is not abandoned, and that North Shore-LIJ might still pursue it, if New York State regulations are not enacted that would prevent such a facility from being built.

Watch upcoming print editions of the Massapequa Post for in-depth story and more details.

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