Newark Beth Israel Medical Center announced the name of the hospital expansion project, Newark Strong.
Officials said the $ 150 million expansion project will include a new 17,000-square-foot glass-enclosed main lobby, expanded adult and pediatric emergency rooms, new hybrid operating rooms, and a dedicated center for all cardiac services.
It is the largest expansion of the facility in more than 50 years.
“This is an exciting time for our staff, doctors and the community. This integrative project will transform our hospital and stimulate investment in the south.
Our staff, doctors, nurses and the community have voted and chosen a name that reflects the importance of this project to our neighbors and our staff, ”said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and New Jersey Children’s Hospital.
Throughout the construction of the project, the hospital will display the name prominently on a banner on the corner of Osborne Terrace and Lyons Avenue just outside the hospital.
This conversion includes:
A new 17,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed main lobby with modern seating areas, an expanded registration area and communal meeting places. The new lobby will relocate the hospital’s main entrance back to Lyons Avenue.
-The new lobby transforms the hospital from a closed brick building with an opaque entrance into a light-flooded, inviting space with a prominent entrance on Lyons Avenue.
An extended emergency room
The emergency department will expand by approximately 4,000 square feet, including nine new treatment areas in the adult emergency department, three new pediatric treatment areas, and one new rapid treatment area. The emergency room will also have new exterior signage and a separate waiting area for families who come to the pediatric emergency room for care.
A brand new intensive care unit
Our new intensive care unit will be the right size to meet all patient needs. This includes additional space for clinical equipment and more space for loved ones.
Newark Beth Israel is home to one of the top 10 heart transplant centers in the country, New Jersey’s only advanced lung disease and transplant program, and a heart valve center that performs complex heart valve procedures, including (TAVRs). The renovation project brings all of these services under one roof in a center that is easily accessible to patients and will include new patient consulting rooms, examination rooms, cardiac catheter suites with the latest advanced medical imaging equipment and a hybrid operating room.
The residents can find more information about the project at: rwjbh.org/nbiexpansion.