Monmouth Medical Center celebrated the groundbreaking of the Vogel Medical Campus at Tinton Falls on Tuesday. The campus will offer access to surgical and imaging services and comprehensive cancer care together with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
“We are proud of the trust and confidence placed in us to transform health care in the region through the development of the Vogel Medical Campus,” Eric Carney, CEO and president of Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, said. “Together, we will continue to work with our patients, families, clinicians and partners to advance health care in our communities.”
Monmouth Medical Center has engaged in years of planning to reach this milestone, working with local community members and partners to develop a new campus that will provide exceptional, patient-centered care close to home for more Monmouth County residents.
“Our collective investment in Monmouth Medical Center, through the Vogel Medical Campus, allows us to expand access to high-quality, equitable care to the residents of Monmouth County and beyond,” Mark Manigan, CEO and president, RWJBarnabas Health, said. “It is our privilege to have the opportunity to care for the community, and we thank them for trusting us to be their partner in health and wellness.”
The five-story, 150,000-square-foot outpatient center, located at the historic Fort Monmouth Myer Center site, is set to open in 2025 and will honor Fort Monmouth’s legacy of innovation. The campus will leverage the very latest advancements in medical space planning and technology to provide easy access for patients and their loved ones and an ideal space for physicians to deliver the highest caliber of care.
The new medical campus is designed to enhance the patient experience by providing comprehensive same-day surgery, on-site specialty physician offices and advanced diagnostic imaging. Multiple floors will be dedicated exclusively to state-of-the-art cancer services, offering a comprehensive oncology clinic and centers for state-of-the-art infusion and radiation therapy treatment.
“We know that cancer doesn’t travel well, and patients shouldn’t have to leave the state or go far from home to receive the best care possible,” Dr. Steven Libutti, director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and senior vice president of Oncology Services for RWJBarnabas Health, said. “As New Jersey’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, we are at the forefront of cancer research and care — transforming discoveries into clinical practice, advancing our understanding of a disease that impacts so many and supporting our patients from prevention to treatment and survivorship.”
The Vogel Medical Campus will be built with patients and the community in mind. The park-like setting will feature expansive environmental considerations, such as water features and walking paths. The campus also reflects Monmouth Medical Center’s and RWJBarnabas Health’s ongoing commitment to Monmouth County.
“Our evolution is only made possible thanks to the community leaders and philanthropic supporters who work alongside us to bring Monmouth County’s residents what they need,” Bill Arnold, executive vice president and president of the Southern Region, RWJBarnabas Health, and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, said. “With the development of the Vogel Medical Campus, we are entering a future where residents can stay close to home to receive world-class health care.”