What you need to know
Bayshore Medical Center recently unveiled the new Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center.
The 32,000 square-foot project has restructured the design of the hospital’s campus while greatly increasing its capacity to treat patients with emergent needs.
Details about the new Emergency Care Center
This all-new facility provides the necessary space for the medical staff to address the needs of the community in a comfortable and private environment. Containing 35 private patient bays, swing space with capacity for pediatric care and new imaging equipment dedicated to Emergency Care Center patients.
In addition to enhancements to the patient care areas, the new facility features an enlarged ambulance arrival area that can accommodate up to six ambulances at once and 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 completion of the new emergency care area, now allows the hospital to begin renovations to the hospital’s new main entrance located on the north side of the campus. The new main entrance will feature an enlarged lobby and seating area, creating a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere for visitors.
Built for the community, the Emergency Care Center was also funded largely in part thanks to their philanthropic contributions. In total, philanthropy contributed to one quarter of the overall project cost.
Thanks to a generous gift, the Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center was named by Mary Ellen Harris and the Golden Dome Foundation in honor of Mary Ellen’s beloved husband. The pledge is the largest in Bayshore Medical Center’s history. In addition to a gift naming the Emergency Care Center, Mary Ellen Harris and the Golden Dome Foundation also contributed to name the Jean and John Fay Pediatric Care Area, the Evelyn and Harold Harris Crisis Center and to provide state-of-the-art technology for the Emergency Care Center.