Raritan Bay Medical Center breaks ground on new emergency facility in Old Bridge

By Emily Bader
Old Bridge | Oct 30, 2019 at 10:29 am

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge has broken ground on a new emergency department, the health system announced on Tuesday.

The $39 million investment will have 24,000 square feet of medical space, more than doubling the current footprint.

“At Hackensack Meridian Health, our focus is to provide the best health care experience possible and today we see Raritan Bay Medical Center is doing just that by creating an accessible brand new emergency care facility,” Robert C. Garrett, CEO Hackensack Meridian Health, said.

With 25,000 visits annually, the new department will provide safer and faster arrivals with the addition of new ambulance bays, pediatric rooms and on-site technology for diagnostics and treatment.

“At Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge, we are committed to serving our neighbors, friends and families by providing the best care for our growing community,” Thomas Shanahan, chief hospital executive, said. “The expansion of the emergency department will allow us unprecedented access to optimizing patient outcomes.”

In addition, the expansion will include:

  • 2,300 square feet, imaging program;
  • 1,400 square feet, emergency department waiting room/reception;
  • 8,400 square feet, main lobby and concourse that will connect all three buildings together;
  • 700 square feet, retail pharmacy.

“This expansion will allow us to serve more patients with cardiac issues, stroke, trauma and other core services,” said William DiStanislao, vice president, operations and executive site director, Raritan Bay-Old Bridge. “We looking forward to serving more patients by delivering the highest quality care to every person who comes through our doors.”

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