CENTEREACH, NY (June 13, 2022) – Simone Healthcare Development, Catholic Health and Ocean State Job Lot today joined with officials from the Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk County for a groundbreaking ceremony signifying the official start of construction by Simone Healthcare Development for Catholic Health Ambulatory & Urgent Care at Centereach, a new multi-specialty practice featuring primary care, women’s health, behavioral health, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics and several other services.

The development will transform a 63,000-square-foot retail store located at 2112 Middle Country Road into a new healthcare facility. Catholic Health will lease the new building from Simone and plans to open in the Spring of 2023.

Simone Healthcare Development, an affiliate of Simone Development Companies, is acquiring part of the building from Ocean State Job Lot, the largest closeout retailer in the Northeast. The company recently vacated the building and is opening a new 36,000-square-foot store on the eastern portion of the 10.4-acre property.

“We are extremely pleased to begin construction at this property. It has been an intricate process to work through the business and approval issues, but worth all of the effort to bring Catholic Health to Centereach,” said Joseph Simone, President, Simone Development Companies.

“Catholic Health is a dynamic and expanding network of integrated hospitals, physicians and outpatient care centers,” said Catholic Health President & CEO Patrick O’Shaughnessy, DO, MBA. “Our delivery of exceptional medical and surgical treatments is infused with a heavy dose of compassion and empathy. As we expand our services, with sites such as Catholic Health Ambulatory & Urgent Care at Centereach, our strategic objective is to be the most trusted health care system on Long Island.”

Catholic Health Ambulatory & Urgent Care at Centereach is the latest example of how Simone Healthcare Development, a leader in medical office and ambulatory care facility development, is revitalizing underutilized assets into modern healthcare centers. In Yonkers, NY, Simone transformed an abandoned historic building into the Boyce Thompson Center, an innovative 85,000-square-foot complex featuring medical offices and retails shops. Additionally, in Purchase, NY, Simone renovated and expanded a former executive office complex into the Purchase Professional Park, a four-building campus comprising 220,000 square feet of medical and office space in the heart of Westchester’s “Medical Mile”.

About Simone Development Companies

Simone Development Companies is a fully integrated private real estate investment and development company that acquires and develops healthcare, mixed-use, office, industrial, retail and residential properties. Headquartered at the Hutchinson Metro Center, it boasts a portfolio of over 7 million square feet throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, Orange and Fairfield Counties and New Jersey. With services spanning acquisition, development, construction, finance, asset management, accounting, leasing and property management, Simone Development Companies is set apart by its creatively oriented management team, long-term asset ownership and its pursuit of visionary development.


About Catholic Health

Catholic Health is an integrated system encompassing some of the region’s finest health and human services agencies. The health system has 16,000 employees, six acute care hospitals, three nursing homes, a home health service, hospice and a network of physician practices.