Hackensack University Medical Center breaks ground on expansion project

WCN Editorial Team 16 Sep 2019 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Hackensack University Medical Center has broken ground on a 530,000ft² patient pavilion at Second Street in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Claimed to be a milestone for Hackensack Meridian Health, the new facility is expected to transform the medical centre’s campus with its new design and latest technology to offer patients and families a better acute care facility.

The nine-storey facility has been designed by RSC Architects of Hackensack in partnership with EYP Architecture & Engineering of Houston, Texas. The project is expected to elevate the level of best-in-class services offered at the hospital to better serve the needs of Bergen County and the region.

The facility will feature 24 operating rooms including an interoperative MRI, a 50-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with a dedicated CT scanner, 150 medical-surgical beds including a 50-bed Orthopedic Institute, and support spaces including a new sterile processing department.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said: “New Jersey has always been a leader in delivering world-class health care services.

“I am pleased to join Hackensack University Medical Center to celebrate this groundbreaking health care expansion project that will provide critical services to our residents and transform this hospital into one of the most prominent health care facilities in the nation.”

Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert Garrett said: “With this innovative new facility, we’ve entered a new era in our ability to serve the health care needs of diverse populations throughout the region.

“With support from state and local officials, as well as our team members and the community at large, we’re elevating our ability to provide patients with best-in-class health care services to continue the standard of excellence that Hackensack University Medical Center has set.”

The RSC-EYP team has prior experience in designing healthcare facilities, including projects with Hackensack University Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health.

During the design process, the team worked with physicians, administrators and team members to ensure optimal workflow was incorporated into the final design.

Stantec Consulting is offering project management services/owner’s representative services for the project. The W.M. Blanchard and Turner Construction have created a joint venture to provide construction management services for the project.

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Image: Hackensack University Medical Center officials and Governor Phil Murphy at the groundbreaking ceremony. Photo: Courtesy of Hackensack Meridian Health.
 

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