OLD BRIDGE – Hackensack Meridian Old Bridge Medical Center recently opened its brand new state-of-the-art Emergency Department to the public. A $39 million investment into the community, the new 24,000-square-foot facility will serve every patient from pediatric to geriatric.
“At Hackensack Meridian Health, our focus is to provide the best healthcare experience possible and we see Old Bridge Medical Center is doing just that by officially opening their new Emergency Department to our community,” Robert C. Garrett, chief executive officer, Hackensack Meridian Health, said in a prepared statement. “This expansion will allow unprecedented access to a full continuum of care.”
The new Emergency Department enhances care with safer, faster arrivals by expanding the number of ambulance bays, newly designed pediatric rooms, on-site technology that provides faster diagnostics and treatment, 20 private Emergency Room patients beds, and a new concourse that connects all three buildings on the hospital’s campus, according to the statement.
“At Old Bridge Medical Center, we are committed to serving our neighbors, friends and families by providing the best care for our growing community,” William DiStanislao, interim president, chief hospital executive, Old Bridge Medical Center, said in the statement. “We look forward to serving more patients by delivering the highest quality care to every person who comes through our doors.”
The project team for the expansion included Stantec Consulting (Project Management), FCA and Turner Construction.
To learn more about Old Bridge Medical Center’s Emergency Department, visit https://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/en/Locations/Old-Bridge-Medical-Center
About Hackensack Meridian Old Bridge Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center:
For more than 100 years, Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center and Old Bridge Medical Center have provided a full continuum of health care services to residents of Central Jersey. Raritan Bay Medical Center is one of less than one percent of hospitals in the world to achieve Magnet Recognition, the “Gold Standard” for nursing practice, quality, and safety in patient care, four times. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked Raritan Bay Medical Center as high performing in Orthopedics, Nephrology, COPD and Heart Failure.
The medical center is a New Jersey state designated Primary Stroke Center and recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, recognizing optimal treatment of stroke patients. Raritan Bay is also a recipient of the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the AHA’s Heart Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers and the AHA’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award recognizing high-quality care of patients experiencing a severe heart attack.