Transforming Care: The New Jersey Shore
The Transforming Care project, begun in 2006 and now complete, seeks to combine the most advanced medicine with exceptional care and thoughtful design to create a patient experience that’s second-to-none.“Our transformation is a chance for us to reorganize everything about our hospital around the patient,” said
"Think of a place that is bright, soothing, and ideal for healing – chances are that place is not a hospital.Traditionally, hospitals have earned unflattering reputations for being drab and dismal, noisy, confusing and uncomfortable.“
A special effort has been made to ensure that visitors have the best access possible to the expanded
A new access loop road connects the different areas of the hospital and is clearly marked with new signs, so that visitors can easily find their way to the section of the hospital they need.Visitors also have access to a new 1,000 car parking garage and valet parking lots.
The Northwest Pavilion adds:
A state-of-the-art emergency department which can accommodate 100,000 annual visits
A new 24/7 trauma center with its own elevator and rooftop heliport
Three new nursing units, each with 36 private rooms in 12-bed neighborhoods
An additional 36-bed “shell” floor for future capacity needs
The Diagnostic and Treatment Pavilion adds:
Six new surgery suites
A new kitchen and dining area
Space for an additional 12 intensive care unit beds to meet future needs
The expansion adds 136 new beds for a 563 total bed capacity, and leaves room for future expansion, according to Littleson.Both the 36-bed floor and additional 12-bed ICU are “shells” ready-to-go units that need only furnishings and equipment to be operational.Along with that elbow room, the hospital can add floors to either building if the demand for beds continues to increase.
“As baby boomers age, there will be more demand for hospital beds.We’re ahead of the curve.We’re set for the future,” Littleson said.“Patient numbers at