Published On: Sat, Sep 14th, 2019

Hackensack University Medical Center breaks ground on $714m health care expansion project

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Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center has broken ground on its $714 million patient pavilion on Second Street in Hackensack, New Jersey, US.

The 530,000-square-foot building will have 24 new operating rooms, a 50-bed intensive care unit, 150 medical-surgical beds, and 50-beds orthopedic facility.

Robert C Garrett – president and CEO, Hackensack University Medical Center said: “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 new nine-story patient pavilion will serve the needs of Bergen County and the region.

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center officially broke ground on its 530,000-square-foot patient pavilion along Second Street in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center officially broke ground on its 530,000-square-foot patient pavilion along Second Street in Hackensack, New Jersey. Photo courtesy of Hackensack Meridian Health.

RSC Architects, Hackensack, in partnership with EYP Architecture & Engineering, Houston, has designed the project.

Mark D Sparta – president and chief hospital executive, Hackensack University Medical Center said: “As part of this leading-edge design, the new Second Street Pavilion and the rest of the medical center, will provide an enhanced patient and family experience.

“It will allow us to continue to expand our quaternary care model to provide the latest in highly-specialized health care services leveraging the latest technologies.

“We’ve looked into the future to ensure this campus can address the health care needs of the region today and for years to come.”

Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is a 781-bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital and offers inpatient and outpatient services in the state.

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