$38M AtlantiCare project in A.C. gets preliminary OK from CRDA

The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority gave AtlantiCare preliminary approval Tuesday for a $38 million medical arts building in Atlantic City.

The new, 65,000-square-foot facility would sit across the street from the health system’s Atlantic City campus.

The CRDA will give AtlantiCare, owned by Pennsylvania-based Geisinger, the land for the project and $15 million toward project costs.

“This facility — and all those who would work there — would help us continue to ensure our patients and customers have access to the quality care they need and deserve,” said Lori Herndon, CEO and president of AtlantiCare. “We are grateful the CRDA recognized the value of the care we provide and our need for more space as we grow these vital services. With the CRDA’s preliminary approval, we will initiate planning for the facility.

The concept for the facility includes:

  • Medical education classrooms to expand educational opportunities for graduate medical residents and undergraduate students;
  • A new location for, and expansion of, AtlantiCare’s Maternal/Fetal Medicine Program, which is currently located at the William L. Gormley AtlantiCare HealthPlex in Atlantic City;
  • An urgent care center to meet the urgent care needs of those who are uninsured and underinsured;
  • AtlantiCare clinical programs and services; and
  • A dialysis program that annually serves approximately 200 local and regional residents, as well as visitors.

The project, pending final CRDA approval, will take about two years.