Cayuga Health and its partners officially unveiled the new Cayuga Park complex at Carpenter Park in the city of Ithaca on Tuesday.
In partnership with Park Grove Realty, LLC and DiMarco Group in Rochester, The complex will become a large Cayuga Health location and will offer walk-in immediate care, primary care, specialty services, women’s health services, on-site imaging and a lab patient service center.
It will also include affordable housing, retail space and the Ithaca Community Gardens green space.
Dr. Martin Stallone, president and chief executive officer of Cayuga Health System, said the ceremony is the culmination of a “four-year process.”
“Cayuga Health purchased this land to focus on our community and the importance of access to healthcare in the City of Ithaca,” he said.
Tom LaVigne, chairman of the Cayuga Health Board of Directors, stated the complex will “benefit so many people in different ways.”
“We are committed to expanding Cayuga Health services in the city of Ithaca and surrounding areas,” he said.
Stallone discussed future plans for Cayuga Health in the Cortland area. Cayuga Health, who has been in the Cortland area for over 20 years, has “many historically unmet needs that have to be filled,” he added.
“We are looking to consolidate our locations (in the Cortland area) to be convenient, but also provide plenty of services that are needed in that community,” he said. “We view our service as including Cortland.”
Stallone noted that a slew of the patients from the Cortland area involved in Cayuga Health “come to Ithaca and many of those patients who live in the Cortland have services too in that community.”
Below is the full video of Cayuga Park complex groundbreaking ceremony. It includes speeches from Andrew Bodewes, partner and co-founder of Park Grove Realty; John DiMarco II, president and COO of DiMarco Group; Laura Lewis, councilperson on the city of Ithaca Common Council (D-5th Ward); and Stallone and LaVigne talking about further details on the complex project.