AtlantiCare to add two floors, 50 new rooms and a new ICU, in $75 million expansion of Mainland campus

AtlantiCare is planning a $75 million expansion – one that will add two floors and 35,000 square feet of space – to its Mainland Campus in Pomona, the health system announced Tuesday.

The project all will feature the renovation of 23,000 square feet of the Meadow Pavilion and additional areas of the hospital. 

AtlantiCare officials said they anticipate being able to begin construction in the first half of 2022 and that the project will conclude in 2024.

Key features of the project include:

  • Addition of 50 private medical/surgical rooms, 12 of which will have bedside dialysis capability;
  • A new Intensive Care Unit with 14 private rooms; 
  • Creation of a 12-bed dedicated observation unit;
  • Increased elevator capacity;
  • Increased negative pressure capacity.

Larisa Goganzer, the chief operating officer of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, said the expansion will help the hospital meet the needs of the community it serves.

“Our goal is always to provide an exceptional patient experience and the highest quality of care,” she said. “We’ve based this plan on feedback from our patients, staff, and providers. We’ve designed around our best practices and others in the healthcare industry. 

“This expansion will enhance the efficiency with which we deliver care. The plan positions us to continue to provide high-quality care and to be prepared for future helathcare emergencies.”

AtlantiCare’s Board of Trustees approved the expansion in June. The project is in the design phase and will move next to the regulatory approvals phase.

The first phase will include vertical construction of the two new floors. 

Phase 2 will include renovation of the existing second floor of the Meadow Pavilion for a new, expanded ICU. 

Phase 3 will include renovating the second floor of the Harbor Pavilion (existing ICU) to become a dedicated 12-room Observation Unit.

The Mainland Campus has undergone many renovations and expansions to meet the health and wellness needs of the community since it opened in June of 1975. These have included a $62.5 million expansion of the main entrance and updates to the building in 2015, and a $35 million expansion that featured a new emergency department and a center for childbirth in 2005.