Inspira cuts ribbon on Mullica Hill hospital, capping $23M capital campaign

Inspira Health had two big reasons to celebrate this month, as the health system capped off its first-ever capital fundraising campaign with the ribbon-cutting for its new hospital, Inspira Medical Center Mullica, in Gloucester County.

Inspira Medical Center Mullica, in Mullica Hill, represents the county’s first new hospital in nearly 45 years, Inspira said in a news release. The 465,000-square-foot hospital, on a 100-acre parcel next to Rowan University’s West Campus, will include 210 private rooms, a maternity center, 62-room emergency department and more.

“This is a tremendous day for South Jersey, Gloucester County and our health system,” John DiAngelo, Inspira Health’s CEO and president, said in a prepared statement. “With this new hospital, our commitment to providing exceptional care for our community, in our community, reaches a new level. We are excited to bring the latest in health care to the people of Gloucester County and surrounding communities.”

The hospital will formally open in December.

The health system raised more than $23 million during its capital campaign, “Invest. Impact. Inspire.” Funds contributed to the new hospital, as well as a leading-edge cancer center on the Mullica Hill campus, a $34.4 million patient pavilion and $5.9 million senior emergency department at Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and other projects.

“Today, we celebrate a remarkable philanthropic achievement that was driven by the community, as well as Inspira Health leadership, its board members, physicians, employees and local businesses,” DiAngelo said. “I truly thank all of our dedicated supporters, donors, sponsors, volunteers and advocates for their relentless devotion to our goal of delivering the highest-quality health care for our community, in our community.”

Inspira launched the campaign in November 2018 with a goal of $20 million. It reached its goal six months early, leading to a $23 million “stretch goal” announced in June 2019.