Vassar Brothers Medical Center General Information

Campus Information

Find details below about the Vassar Brothers Medical Center campus.
Welcome Patients and Visitors
Vassar Brothers Medical Center New patient lobby
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Please use the following information to help you plan your trip to VBMC:
Visitor Hours and Guidelines  

To ensure a healthy and safe environment for our patients, staff, and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nuvance Health has implemented the COVID-19 Temporary Visitation Policy. These guidelines will help you prepare for your next visit to VBMC. 

Inpatient Care: 8am - 8pm daily

Open Entrance: Main Front Entrance

Same Day Procedures/Same day surgery:

New Vassar Brothers Medical Center Patient Pavilion OR wait room will remain closed at this time.

Support persons currently allowed in the following areas: Cardiac Catheterization and Endoscopy Suites.

Buildings and Services 

  • Building A - 45 Reade Place

    Patient PavilionThis extraordinary 752,000-square-foot addition to our campus allows us to dramatically enhance how healthcare is experienced here. With its distinctive shape that follows the aesthetic of the Hudson River, the Patient Pavilion   adds an eight-level addition with private rooms to our medical center. This addition features amenities that provide the caliber of healthcare and the environment expected by sophisticated, modern-day patients and their families .

    Acute care floors

    Intensive care

    Surgical Services

    Emergency Department/Level II Trauma Center - When you or a loved one arrives to the Trauma Center, you'll be assessed and treated in a designated room. These are fully equipped with the diagnostic technology and tools needed to rapidly assess your concerns. If necessary, we can quickly move severely injured patients to one of our operating suites, where a multidisciplinary surgical team can intervene.


    This service requires multiple specialties to work together. Trauma surgeons collaborate with specialists in emergency medicine, orthopedic surgery, neuro-interventional surgery, radiology, anesthesia, critical care, neurosurgery, neurology, cardiology, general surgery and more.


    Features include:

    • Specially designed trauma rooms
    • A team of dedicated, fellowship-trained trauma and critical care surgeons
    • Advanced neuro-interventional surgery expertise available 24/7
    • The Mid-Hudson Valley's first and only cardiothoracic surgery center
    • Trauma prevention and continuing education programs
    • Commitment to and collaboration with the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community
  • Building B - 45 Reade Place

    Legacy hospital

    Outpatient services

    Maternal Child Health


    Procedural Lab

  • Building C - 1 Columbia Street

    DRA Imaging

    The Heart Center

  • Building D - 45 Reade Place

    Dyson Center for Cancer Care - Everything you need for cancer care in the Hudson Valley is available here. We offer patients and families access to treatment and supportive services in one comfortable, convenient outpatient location. You’ll have access to leading-edge cancer treatment. Our broad range of therapies include chemotherapy, clinical trials, advanced radiation therapy and surgery, which can be used alone or in combination with other treatments .

    The center includes:
    Radiation therapy suite with image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
    Infusion center
    Space to meet with medical and surgical oncologists
    Access to support services
  • Building E - 21 Reade Place

    Center for Ambulatory Services

    Dyson Breast Center The Dyson Breast Center provides comprehensive breast health services in a calm, welcoming environment. You’ll find advanced technology needed for accurate screening and diagnosis of breast disease, plus an experienced team of surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, radiologists and nurses. We offer complete supportive care services during and after treatment, including counseling and nutrition. The Dyson Breast Center imaging suite features an advanced 3D mammography/tomosynthesis unit, which produces high-quality images that decrease the need for additional screenings and increase accuracy in cancer detection. We use 3D mammography to screen women with dense breast tissue. We also offer bone-density screening and prone-stereotactic biopsy. All patients regardless of their clinical history, are screened using 3D mammography.

Dining and Cafeteria

Vassar Brothers Medical Center New Patient Pavilion

You have two dining choices at VBMC:

  • Panichi Family Café 
    You have access to indoor and outdoor dining at the 300-seat Panichi Family Café on the first floor of the Patient Pavilion (Building A).
    Our chefs produce high-quality nutritious meals. They partner with a team of registered dietitians to make sure meals satisfy a variety of needs and taste great for patients, staff and visitors.

    Monday through Friday: 6:30 am – 8 pm

    Weekends and holidays: 6:30 am – 6:30 pm

  • Avanti Market 
    Located next to the café, the market offers sandwiches, beverages and snacks 24/7.
Parking and Campus Information
  • Valet Services


    Access valet parking at the lobbies of VBMC Buildings A and B and the Dyson Center for Cancer Care (Building D). Our valets also help you manage wheelchairs and other equipment and will perform minor services such as jump-starting dead batteries. Rely on them to provide directions to hospital destinations plus an umbrella service during inclement weather.


    Patient Pavilion (Building A): 5 am–8 pm

    Legacy hospital (Building B): 6 am–8 pm

  • Garage and Street Parking
    You can park in the Livingston Street garage (levels 1 and 2 are reserved for visitors). Find Emergency Department (Building A) parking in the outside lot. Both the Patient Pavilion and the Emergency Department (Building A) have drop-off circles at the entrance.

Gift Shop

We expect to open our new gift shop. Check back for details.


To ensure effective communication with patients and their caregivers, learn more about language services. Ask your nurse for assistance or call (845) 431-9491 or TTY (800) 421-1220 Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm

We are committed to patients and their family members feeling valued and respected. Learn more about health equity, diversity and inclusion.

Spiritual Care

We support patients and their families in finding spiritual strength and hope. Find out more about spiritual care services.



We are pleased to offer complimentary WiFi access to our guests throughout the medical center. When you log on you’ll be presented with a disclaimer screen that prompts you to enter your email address to gain full access.

Awards & Accreditations
  • High Performing Hospital in Heart Bypass Surgery (U.S. News)
  • High Performing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (U.S. News)
  • Medical Physics Residency Program that is was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP)
  • Accredited by The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program
  • Accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) through the American College of Surgeons. This esteemed accreditation is given to organizations that undergo a strict evaluation process and comply with national quality standards for treating women diagnosed with breast disease
  • Accredited in Mammography, CT Scan, MRI, Nuclear Medicine and Breast Ultrasound by The American College of Radiology
  • Accredited in Ultrasound – OB, Small Parts, Abdomen and General Studies, by The American College of Radiology
  • FDA/MQSA Approved Mammography Facility
  • Accredited Breast Center of Excellence by The American College of Radiology
  • Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus STEMI Receiving Center Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer severe heart attacks (2022,2021)
  • Designated by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) as a Robotic Center of Excellence
  • Three-star rating for esophagectomy procedures from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
  • Critical Care Excellence Award™ — 2021, 2020: Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis and diabetic emergencies.
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ — 2022: Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies.
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award™ — 2022, 2021, 2020: Superior clinical outcomes in stroke care and cranial neurosurgery.
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ — 2022, 2021, 2020: Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke.
  • Healthgrades: America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ — 2022, 2021, 2020: Consistently delivering exceptional, comprehensive quality healthcare.
  • Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor— 2022, 2021
  • High Performing in Heart Failure Treatment and Colon Cancer Surgery (U.S. News & World Report, 2020-2023)
  • High Performing in Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes Treatment (U.S. News & World Report, 2022-2023)