NYC Outposted Therapeutic Housing Units Program (OTxHU) at Bellevue and Woodhull Hospitals
AFG is working alongside AECOM to provide Project Management and Control Services for the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation (NYCHHC) on their Outposted Therapeutic Housing Units Program (OTxHU). The OTxHU program is based out of NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull.
Bellevue, located in Manhattan, is known for its reputation as the oldest public hospital in America, and serves as a major academic institution with comprehensive state-of-the-art care. Currently the facility is one of the largest in the United States by number of beds, and contains a 25-story patient care facility.
Woodhull Medical Center is a health care system located in Brooklyn. Construction of the facility was completed in 1982, over a decade after the original groundbreaking. It was originally designed as a modern 1960s facility with single-occupant rooms more common to private hospitals.
This program will improve access to care for incarcerated individuals with complex medical, mental health, and substance use needs by constructing approximately 250 Outposted Therapeutic Housing Unit beds split between Bellevue and Woodhull hospitals. These areas will have additional security requirements and will be operated separately from public areas of the hospital. Additional stakeholders for this project include the New York Correctional Health Services (CHS), who will be providing additional security measures and working alongside NYCHCC for the long-term success of the program. Overall, this program is intended to significantly improve access to care and a more normalized rehabilitation environment for incarcerated patients with more complex medical, mental health, and substance use needs.
AFG will be providing Project Management and Control Services throughout this 5-year program, including project management, engineering, and inspection services. AFG is currently providing inspections and project documentation of the demolition of the second floor at Bellevue Hospital. The project actively involves asbestos abatement including flooring, doors, ceiling, and ductwork. Demolition and removal will include mechanical ductwork, electrical, plumbing, and telecom.