A look inside North Shore University Hospital Petrocelli Surgical Pavilion

Skanska’s New York team recently completed Petrocelli Surgical Pavilion at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) in Manhasset, Long Island. This $560 million, 288,000 square-foot tower compliments Northwell Health’s cardiac, neurosurgery and transplant programs.

With the new Petrocelli Surgical Pavilion, NSUH will have the state-of-the-art space, equipment and resources to provide leading treatment for the more than 90,000 patients they serve each year.


The tower features 18 operating rooms (ORs)—three of which are hybrid rooms with advanced imaging—and 132 intensive care rooms. Hybrid ORs combine a traditional OR with an image-guided interventional suite, allowing for complex, advanced surgical procedures.


The new eight-story pavilion enhances the hospital’s robust heart, liver and lung transplant programs, as well as Northwell’s academic neurosurgery department, one of the largest in the nation. The pavilion is projected to perform 2,000 of the department’s annual cases. Patients will also benefit in their post-operative care from the state-of-the-art neurosurgical ICU that has 22 beds.


During the construction of the Petrocelli Surgical Pavilion, our team utilized numerous innovative and emerging technologies, including drones equipped with high-resolution cameras and sensors to track construction progress and site conditions. Our team used 3D modeling and weekly 360-degree image and video capture to better assess construction progress.

“The technology we utilized on the project to ensure the highest quality and most efficient construction process is a unique aspect that I believe will continue to have an impact on future health care projects we undertake,” explained Tyshawn Clanton, project executive. “In designing what is recognized as one of the most innovative and modern health care facilities, to incorporate cutting-edge construction technology and solutions into our operations was critical to uphold this standard and align with the client’s goals and vision.”


The pavilion serves as the new home to the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital and features a concierge entrance for cardiac patients and their families. This cardiac program includes the most experienced heart team in New York, which delivered more cardiac care than any other health system in New York State in 2022.


“This investment by Northwell Health represents one of the most significant projects of its kind in the New York Metro area, and playing a role in bringing this project to fruition is an affirmation of Skanska’s commitment to the communities we build in,” said Tyshawn. “As 40% of all patients come from Queens and another 5% travel more than 100 miles to seek care at NSUH, this facility enhancement will not only impact the residents of New York but will be integral to the greater Tri-State Area, as well as an exemplary model for health care across the United States,” he added.