Monmouth Medical Center and RWJBarnabas Health unveiled plans this week for the construction of the Vogel Medical Campus, which is made possible by a historic $50 million gift to MMC from local philanthropists Sheldon Vogel and the late Anne Vogel.
Construction on the state-of-the-art outpatient care center — at the former Fort Monmouth Myer Center site in Tinton Falls — will incorporate future-focused and innovative elements that will greatly improve both the practitioner and patient experience, officials said. The facilities are being designed alongside Monmouth’s expert clinicians and will leverage the very latest advances in medical space planning and technology.
Groundbreaking is expected to take place in early 2023.
The Vogel Medical Campus at Tinton Falls will bring world-class care to a convenient location where patients can access services in one place — creating a seamless and exceptional experience. The outpatient center will include surgical and imaging services, physician offices and support services. Patients will also have access to comprehensive cancer care provided in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
“We are working to create an outstanding experience by making high-quality services available when, where and how patients prefer,” Eric Carney, CEO and president of Monmouth Medical Center, said. “As an expansion of the MMC campus in Long Branch, the Vogel Medical Campus is located within the communities we already serve. It will be a future-forward facility uniquely tailored to meet the needs of our diverse and growing community.”
The development of the Vogel Medical Campus is part of MMC’s mission to create an integrated outpatient network that helps patients maintain wellness and meet their care needs today and in the future. It is also supported by RWJBH’s expansive primary and specialty care provider network throughout the region. Recent advancements include:
- MMC and its Unterberg Children’s Hospital opened the Anne Vogel Family Care and Wellness Center at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown. The center also provides access to the outstanding offerings of Children’s Specialized Hospital, also an RWJBH facility.
- MMC partnered with Monmouth University to open the Linda Grunin Simulation Lab and Learning Center in West Long Branch, providing high-tech, hands-on learning experiences for medical residents, students and staff.
“The need for extraordinary care close to home has never been more important. Through our thoughtful expansion, we’re reimagining how patients interact with their health care,” Bill Arnold, CEO and president of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and president of RWJBarnabas Health’s Southern Region stated. “By listening to and learning from those we serve and partner with, we’re shaping the future of care in the region together.”
“We are proud of the confidence placed in us to transform health care in the region, and we will continue working with our patients, communities and partners to determine the best path forward together,” Carney said.