The New Jersey Department of Health has granted approval for the reopening of the facility, which includes private and semiprivate rooms. It will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The service had been suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our commitment to the health and well-being of our community has never wavered, even during the darkest days of the pandemic, when conditions forced programs like the Transitional Care Unit to shut down,” CEO and President Dr. Achintya Moulick said in a prepared statement. “The reopening of the Transitional Care Unit at Bayonne Medical Center is a testament to our dedication to providing exceptional health care services to Hudson County residents.
“This facility will help empower our patients to regain their health and independence while they make the adjustment from hospital care to returning home.”
The facility will serve individuals who meet specific admissions criteria such as:
- Patients who have had a minimum of three overnight stays in an acute care hospital based on approved diagnoses;
- Patients requiring skilled nursing and/or rehabilitation services five days per week;
- Patients anticipating meeting nursing and rehabilitation needs for eight days or longer;
- Patients with an acceptable admitting diagnosis documented in their medical record;
- Patients who are not current residents of a long-term care facility.
Bayonne Medical Center is a fully accredited, 278-bed medical center.