What you need to know
Bayshore Medical Center recently broke ground on the new Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center.
The 32,000- square-foot project will restructure the design of the hospital’s campus while greatly increasing its capacity to treat patients with emergent needs.
It will contain:
- 35 private patient bays, swing space with capacity for pediatric care and new imaging equipment dedicated to Emergency Care Center patients
- An enlarged ambulance arrival area which can accommodate up to six ambulances at once
- A new walk-in arrival with dedicated parking for Emergency Care Center patients.
Located on the Garden State Parkway side of the campus, the facility is expected to treat up to 55,000 people annually for a variety of medical issues, both minor and life-threatening. It will offer decreased wait times and increased efficiency so that patients with emergent needs have access to the most advanced emergency care available – right in their own backyard.
The Emergency Care Center will be named by Mary Ellen Harris, Golden Dome Foundation founder and current president, in honor of Dr. Robert H. Harris, thanks to a generous gift made by the foundation.
Construction of the new building is scheduled to begin in January of 2020 with the facility opening its doors in late 2021.