Health Care

Educating tomorrow's medical professionals, providing health care services, and expanding community opportunities.

SUNY's state-operated hospital facilities constitute 3.4 million gross square feet of space, supporting the daily activities of more than 1,600 licensed hospital and clinic beds. The Fund has a role in executing the capital projects for SUNY's three teaching hospitals. The three State University of New York Hospitals are located in Syracuse (Upstate Medical University), Brooklyn (Downstate Medical Center), and Stony Brook (Stony Brook University Hospital). Each of the SUNY academic medical centers is comprised of multiple schools for medical and allied health professions. 

In addition to SUNY's hospital facilities, the Fund has helped facilitate the construction or renovation of additional facilities that ultimately provide health care services to the surrounding community. SUNY serves the greater community either through providing active clinical services, or by training students utilizing experiential learning opportunities by partnering with the surrounding community and region.

Stony Brook University Hospital front

Long Island

Stony Brook University Hospital


Stony Brook University Hospital includes six Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing, Social Welfare, and Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences — as well as Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Stony Brook Children's Hospital and more than 90 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. Stony Brook delivers world class medical care to 31,000 inpatients, 108,000 emergency room patients and more than 940,000 outpatients annually.

Binghamton Pharmacy evening

Southern Tier

Binghamton University


Binghamton University (BU) is a 930-acre campus located in the Binghamton suburb of Vestal, in New York State’s Southern Tier near the Pennsylvania border. For the last 15 years, BU has invested in the surrounding community and become an agent for change for Broome and Tioga Counties. Its most recent revitalization efforts have focused in nearby Johnson City with the recently completed construction of the new Pharmacy School in the old Endicott Johnson neighborhood. At 96 Corliss Ave., the new 4-story, 95,000 gross square foot (GSF) Pharmacy School is the backbone of the area’s revitalization. The facility includes research and instructional labs, classrooms, lecture halls, a pharmacy skills lab, assessment and simulation labs, offices and student activity and support space.

In addition, the combination of the Health and Sciences Campus and private investment allows BU students to be in physical proximity to those companies and organizations with which they hope to intern and near future employers such as the adjacent United Health Center Wilson Medical Center. Housing, restaurants and shops are located in the community in which they are learning.

The pharmacy will support 350+ graduate students and 30-40 students seeking doctoral degrees. It is estimated that once the BU Health Sciences Campus is complete, more than 1,000 students, faculty and staff will reside in the new and renovated spaces and support the local businesses. Continued economic development will turn Johnson City once again into a vibrant educational, cultural and commercial hub.

SUNY Optometry

New York City

SUNY Optometry - University Eye Center


Founded in 1971, the University Eye Center (UEC), housed on the College of Optometry campus in Midtown Manhattan, is the patient-care facility of the State University of New York College of Optometry. It is one of the largest eye-and-vision care clinics in the country examining approximately 70,000 patients annually. Because Optometry is a teaching facility affiliated with a major university, services go well beyond comprehensive eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses. Optometrists and other practitioners refer patients to Optometry when they have patients in need of advanced care, testing or other specialty services. Some of these services include Adult and Pediatric Primary Care, Rehabilitation, Diabetic Eye Care, and Social Services.

The UEC partners with numerous psychiatric centers, hospitals and ambulatory care centers affiliated with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Its extensive Vision Screening Program reaches out to children in schools and community organizations throughout New York City. The Optometry Homebound program, faculty and student interns provide comprehensive vision care to people with limited mobility across New York City. Beyond New York, UEC faculty and students regularly organize community-service trips to provide vision care to disadvantaged communities around the world.

Currently, the 10th floor of the Eye Center is being renovated to include a new pediatric clinic care center. The finished space will encompass approximately 4,500 SF and will include 8 new exam rooms, optic center, waiting room and restrooms, office space, chill room and consult room. Construction is expected to be completed in 2020.

Downstate Medical Center

New York City

SUNY Downstate Medical Center


SUNY Downstate is one of the nation's leading urban medical centers. Located in Brooklyn, Downstate has achieved remarkable success in its mission as a medical university since its founding 1860. It has grown to encompass five colleges and schools, a teaching hospital, and a growing research and biotechnology complex with a rich history of commitment to educational access, community service, and student and faculty diversity.

Downstate is the birthplace of the MRI, and its own Dr. Robert Furchgott, a member of its School of Graduate Studies faculty, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, Downstate serves a over 2.3 million people - and one that is among the most diverse in the world.

Upstate Medical University

Central New York

Upstate Medical University


Upstate Medical University, located in Syracuse, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer. Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care, anchored by its four colleges - Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people and includes Upstate University Hospital, Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.

Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by its four colleges, and student enrollment has grown by 30% since 2006. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases.

Upstate's sphere of influence can be felt across a wide swath of New York and powers the CNY economy as the region's largest employer of nearly 9,000 people from nearly 30 New York counties. Upstate's research enterprise, now totaling more than $40 million, and its clinical operations, serving nearly half a million patients, adds muscle to Upstate's economic might.