What you need to know
Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation recently received a $250,000 gift from TeamHealth towards the planned facility renovation and expansion of the emergency department at Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge. The project is set to begin construction this spring.
Details on the expansion
Raritan Bay-Old Bridge’s emergency department has served Central New Jersey for 40 years. “When the emergency department was built it was sized appropriately to accommodate the patient volume,” said Thomas Shanahan, CPA, chief operating officer, Raritan Bay Medical Center. “But now the population in Old Bridge Township and the surrounding communities has grown exponentially, beyond the intended capacity of the department. This project will more than double the size of our emergency department and provide patients and guests with a more comfortable, easier, and faster experience.”
The construction project represents a significant investment in Middlesex County for Hackensack Meridian Health, with construction costs approaching $40 million. “It will create room for nearly twice as many emergency beds, increase treatment space and privacy, allow for imaging services to be located within the department, and add pediatric-friendly rooms,” said William DiStanislao, MPA, vice president, Operations and Raritan Bay-Old Bridge site executive. “A new hospital concourse, main entrance, and lobby will be constructed to modernize the facility and link all buildings.” The medical center will also be more accessible with increased available parking, better wayfinding, and additional ambulance bays for easier and quicker access for first responders.
Since becoming part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family in 2016, Raritan Bay Medical Center with philanthropic support from the community has made significant advancements. Most recently, Raritan Bay transitioned to Epic, an electronic medical record system that is enhancing patient care processes and improving patients’ access to their medical records and hospital services. Raritan Bay-Old Bridge also added the da Vinci Xi, the most advanced robotic-assisted surgical system available, to its surgical services in 2017.
Supporting Raritan Bay Medical Center
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