HMH Raritan Bay unveils private beds, 1st of many upgrades to emergency department

Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge — looking to add more comfort and create a better experience in the emergency room — recently announced it is adding 19 private beds to its emergency department, one of many upgrades the hospital is making.

In addition, the new emergency department has received all-new medical equipment, including an advanced nurse call system that will integrate with multiple hospital systems.

The entire new state-of-the-art emergency department is projected to open to the public in February 2022, part of a $39 million investment.

Hospital officials said the project is specially designed to meet the emergency needs of the sick and injured while maximizing comfort, increasing efficiency and reducing wait times.

“The new private beds in the emergency room at Raritan Bay Old Bridge will improve patient care and the patient experience, and help us live our mission to transform health care,’’ Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Bob Garrett said. “This is another example of innovating treatment on behalf of the communities we are privileged to serve.’’

HMH officials feels the updates will improve workflow and result in a better patient experience.  In the next few months, these rooms will receive digital patient information boards that will provide real time patient information, including the patient’s care team, patient schedule, medical information and much more.

Raritan Bay interim President William DiStanislao feels the upgrades will improve the experience.

“In an emergency, families want access to specialized care, close to home,” he said. “We are advancing the quality of care to each one of our patients, by providing the community complete and coordinated care when they need it the most.”