EATONTOWN – Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) together with Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH), both RWJBarnabas Health facilities, have broken ground on RWJBarnabas Health Family Care and Wellness at the Monmouth Mall, Eatontown.
The new facility will provide the region with access to comprehensive women’s services, pediatric services, wellness education and resources, a laboratory and blood drawing station, and an Urgent Care Center, according to a press release.
Currently under construction, the four-story, 82,000-square-foot medical and wellness facility is slated for completion in October, according to the press release.
The new medical office building being built adjacent to Boscov’s department store will further MMC’s mission to become more accessible to residents across Monmouth County, according to the press release.
Monmouth Medical Center is based in Long Branch.
“By connecting the trusted pediatric and women’s services of Monmouth Medical Center with the outstanding offerings of Children’s Specialized Hospital, patients needing expert care will have access to treatments right in their own backyard,” said Eric Carney, president and CEO of MMC.
“This state-of-the-art, centrally located building will expand much needed access to exceptional care for women and children, as well as offer important health education and wellness services for the entire community,” Carney said.
The new location will cater to a variety of healthcare needs and medical services, with a focus on women’s and children’s health.
Monmouth Medical Center will offer pediatric subspecialty practices, including cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, surgery and urology, pulmonology and infectious diseases, according to the press release.
CSH will provide medical and therapy services, including developmental and behavioral services, psychiatry, neurology and physiatry. Therapy services will include audiology, speech language, occupational, physical and psychology.
“We are thrilled to bring Children’s Specialized Hospital’s innovative therapies and medical treatments to children and families with special health care needs in Monmouth County,” said Warren E. Moore, president and CEO, Children’s Specialized Hospital, and senior vice president, Children’s Services, RWJBarnabas Health.
In addition, the facility features comprehensive women’s services, including maternal/fetal medicine physician offices, a uro-gynecological practice, and a lactation center. The building will also serve as the new home for MMC’s Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Center.
A wellness center dedicated to community health will offer screenings, education and support services for all residents. Programs offered to MMC’s Cancer Support Community will also be hosted in the building.
Ample parking will be provided with street-level parking on three sides and the nearby existing three-story parking garage, according to the press release.