A generous commitment from The Robertson Foundation has made possible the creation of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Josie Robertson Surgery Center, a new 16-story, 179,000-square-foot building to be constructed on York Avenue between East 61st and East 62nd Streets. It will feature 12 operating rooms equipped to provide technologically sophisticated surgical care on an outpatient basis.
The facility is scheduled to be completed in 2015.
The Robertson Foundation was established in 1996 by investor Julian Robertson and his wife, the late Josephine “Josie” Robertson, along with their family. Mrs. Robertson, who was elected to Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Board of Overseers in 2004, worked with her husband to support a range of causes in education, medical research, and other areas.