The Josie Robertson Surgery Center

Opening 2016

Memorial Sloan Kettering is constructing a major new outpatient surgery center — the Josie Robertson Surgery Center — located at 1133 York Avenue, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.


1133 York Avenue
(between East 61st and East 62nd Streets)

New York, NY 10065

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  • Size: 179,000 square feet
  • Floors: 16 floors (14 occupied floors)
  • Height: 261 feet high)
  • Access: A covered, patient drop-off area accessed from York Avenue exiting onto East 61st Street.
  • Architect: Perkins Eastman
  • Construction: Turner Construction
  • Target Occupancy Date: First quarter 2016

Learn more about our plans for the facility, the construction schedule, and how you can contact us about this project.

Outpatient Cancer Surgery

Just because you have cancer surgery doesn’t mean you need to spend a night in the hospital. Recent advances in laparoscopy and robotics are allowing more types of operations to take place in the outpatient setting than ever before. Memorial Sloan Kettering is pioneering a new surgical model that capitalizes on these advances, bringing together specially trained, highly experienced surgical, anesthesia, and nursing teams in one dedicated freestanding facility, where open and minimally invasive surgeries can be carried out safely and expeditiously on an outpatient basis.

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Construction Schedule
  • Exterior Construction: 2013 – 2014
  • Interior Construction: 2015 – 2016
  • Completion and Occupancy: First quarter 2016

Construction work hours typically will be Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Some Saturday and Sunday work will occur from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm as needed.

The Josie Robertson Surgery Center will include 12 operating rooms equipped to provide technologically sophisticated outpatient surgical care. Patients who are treated at the new center will recover in an environment specially designed for those who need to stay for only a short time and do not require inpatient hospitalization — resulting in greater patient convenience and satisfaction, as well as reduced costs through more-efficient delivery of care.

Great thought has been put into the overall experience and comfort level of patients and caregivers who come to the Josie Robertson Surgery Center. Patients and their guests will have access to private rooms; places to eat; and spaces where they can socialize, relax, or work. The design and materials are being chosen with sustainability in mind.

Contact Us

Community members can call Memorial Sloan Kettering's Construction Information Line at 212-639-4444 or e-mail to ask questions or voice concerns.