Since 2008, Community Healthcare Associates (CHA) has been revitalizing existing, and constructing new, healthcare facilities resulting in job creation and preservation of community-based healthcare.

Now, with assistance from well-known local healthcare professional Dr. Mark Gelwan, they have brought that expertise to Rockaway and will be opening the Rockaway Medical Arts Complex on Beach 105th Street with a target date of summer 2018. Gelwan also runs the Center For Specialty Eye Care on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 122nd Street.

Set to include a multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center (ASC) with state-of-the-art operating rooms and specialists of all kinds available for the community, the newly-constructed facility is expected to be a major community asset when it comes to healthcare delivery. A local health system is planning on providing primary care as well as specialty care with an imaging center.

CHA will also lease space to other providers offering care in areas such as physical therapy, blood laboratory, infusion services, and others.

The four-story complex, as seen in the latest rendering, will offer parking on the ground floor as the project adheres to new building codes. All offices and medical facilities will be well above flood elevation requirements. 

As the facility nears completion, there will be staffing needs. Please continue to read The Rockaway Times for updates.