Five Towns Jewish Times - "Simone Unveils Medical-Office Plans for School Property"
In a vote held January 15, the Board of Education of the Lawrence School District authorized the sale of the Number Six School property to the Simone Healthcare Development Group for $12.5 million, subject to a public referendum scheduled for March 20. Simone proposes an adaptive reuse of the existing structure as a comprehensive outpatient medical office serving the Five Towns community. The new facility would be leased and operated by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for the benefit of Five Towns residents, and also would provide ongoing economic benefits to the community and school district through additional tax revenue and health-care jobs. "Mount Sinai is committed to working closely with the local community and physicians to provide an integrated model for high-quality outpatient care," said Mark Callahan, MD, CEO of Mount Sinai Care. "We plan to offer patients better coordination of primary and specialty care with a full-service multi-specialty practice, with diagnostic services and urgent care, all in one convenient location." Learn more