Jefferson Health will offer expanded services at the Navy Yard, having signed a multi-year lease agreement with Liberty Property/Synterra, a joint venture of Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners, for additional space to open a 70,000-plus square-foot facility at 3 Crescent Drive by early to mid-2018.
“Jefferson is proud of and very committed to our involvement with the Navy Yard,” said Larry Merlis, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Jefferson Health. “We look forward to realizing the tremendous opportunities for growth that the area presents, being a good neighbor to our fellow tenants as they continue to grow, and becoming a comprehensive healthcare provider at the Navy Yard.”
Jefferson’s two-part vision for the Navy Yard is to create a consumer-oriented healthcare destination located in a large, attractive, and highly accessible area for its patients in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.
Part one is a multidisciplinary adult health and wellness center with extended hours and convenient parking that will include: diagnostic, consultative, therapeutic and procedural services; dedicated primary care and complementary specialists; and a full-service imaging suite and lab. Part two will include destination programs (multidisciplinary and comprehensive services) and complementary programs that have a primarily ambulatory orientation.
“We appreciate Jefferson’s continued commitment to the Navy Yard and recognize the value they bring to this vibrant campus,” said Brian Cohen, Vice President and market officer for Liberty Property Trust. “The establishment of their new customer-oriented healthcare facility will be an extremely convenient and important resource for the thousands who work and visit here. We are pleased to be able to accommodate this significant growth and provide Jefferson with the large, high-quality environment they envisioned.”
The expansion at the Navy Yard aligns with Jefferson’s commitment to deliver services that meet the health needs of the community locally, and to serve more patients in Philadelphia, South Jersey, the Northeast, and Delaware and Chester counties by offering even more co-located services that are convenient for the consumer.
“The Navy Yard location offers great accessibility from major arteries, including I-95 and I-76,” said Merlis. “It has also enjoyed significant expansion as a progressive campus with more than 13,000 employees and 150 companies, and more to come.”
Future development of the Navy Yard will support up to 13.5 million square feet of mixed-use space and more than 30,000 people. Jefferson has maintained outpatient offices at the Navy Yard since 2010, beginning with a surgical center, primary care, specialists in otolaryngology, urology and more. Jefferson’s presence at the Navy Yard has since expanded to include a comprehensive concussion center, as well as clinicians specializing in family medicine, gynecology, dermatology, internal medicine and sleep disorders, among others.