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, Nuvance Health has a restricted
visitation policy. These guidelines will help you prepare for your next visit to VBMC. 

Inpatient Care: am to 8 pm daily

Open Entrance: Main Front Entrance

Buildings and Services 

  • Building A - 9 Livingston Street  

    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 

  • 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 40 Livingston Street garage (levels 1 and 2 are reserved for visitors). Find Emergency Department (Building A, 30 Livingston Street) 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 and Recognitions

  • Overall Quality 

    Best Regional Hospital, Poughkeepsie-Newburgh — 2023-2024, 2022-2023
    U.S. News & World Report - High performing ratings for several categories
    Recipient of Healthgrades® 'America's 50 Best Hospitals' Award™ for 8 Years in a Row (2017-2024)
    Recipient of Healthgrades® 'America's 100 Best Hospitals' Award™ for 11 Years in a Row (2014-2024)
    Recipient of Healthgrades® 'America's 250 Best Hospitals' Award™ for 14 Years in a Row (2011-2024)  

  • Cancer 

    Accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC)
    A quality program of the American College of Surgeons granted to organizations that are committed to providing the best possible care to people with rectal cancer. 
    Accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program
    The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
    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.

  • Cardiovascular 

    High Performing in Heart Failure Treatment — 2023-2024, 2022-2023
    U.S. News & World Report 
    High Performing in Heart Attack — 2023-2024, 2022-2023
    U.S. News & World Report 
    Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
    Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
    Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services in 2024
    Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
    Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
    Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
    Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2024
    Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 9 Years in a Row (2016-2024)
    Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)


  • Diabetes 
    Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll — 2021-2022
    American Heart Association
    High Performing in Diabetes Treatment — 2023-2024, 2022-2023 
    U.S. News & World Report
  • Imaging 
    Accredited in Mammography, CT Scan, MRI, Nuclear Medicine and Breast Ultrasound
    The American College of Radiology
    Accredited Breast Center of Excellence
    The American College of Radiology
    Accredited in Ultrasound – OB, Small Parts, Abdomen and General Studies
    The American College of Radiology 
    FDA/MQSA Approved Mammography Facility
  • Maternity 
    High Performing in Maternity Care, Uncomplicated Pregnancy — 2022
    U.S. News & World Report 
  • Medical Education 
    Medical Physics Residency Program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP)
  • Nephrology
    High Performing in Kidney Failure Treatment — 2023-2024
    U.S. News & World Report 
  • Pulmonary 

    Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™
    Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services in 2024
    Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 13 Years in a Row (2012-2024)
    High Performing in Pulmonology and Lung Surgery — 2023-2024
    U.S. News & World Report
    High Performing in Pneumonia — 2023-2024, 2022-2023
    U.S. News & World Report
    High Performing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) — 2022-2023
    U.S. News & World Report

  • Stroke 
    Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Award, Stroke Honor Roll and Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll — 2023
    American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
    High Performing in Stroke — 2023-2024, 2022-2023
    U.S. News & World Report

    Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification

    Joint Commission

  • Surgery 
    High Performing in Lung Cancer Surgery — 2023-2024
    U.S. News & World Report
    High Performing in Colon Cancer Surgery — 2020-2024
    U.S. News & World Report
    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)