For Immediate Release: May 29, 2013
The AtlantiCare Regional Health Services Board has approved a $62.5 million AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus Transformation Project. The 35,000 square foot expansion will include an addition to the hospital, upgrades to the existing facility, which opened in 1975, and additional enhancements. The Board approved the plan, aimed at enhancing surgical services and other services, during its April 24 meeting. Pending state and local approvals, construction is scheduled to begin the first quarter of 2014.
A new two and a half story addition at existing front entrance will include:
• Ground floor with partial basement for mechanical and storage space
• First Floor
- Reception, Lobby and Registration Renovation and Expansion
- New Gift Shop
- Coffee Bar
- Same Day Surgery Suite with 10 private patient bays
- New elevator
• Second Floor
- Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) with 22 beds
- New Cardiac Hybrid Operating Room
- Two New General Cardiothoracic Operating rooms
• Shelled structure for future expansion
• New electrical and sanitary systems for addition.
Renovations to the existing site will include:
• Ground floor Sterile Processing Department renovation and expansion within existing building
• First Floor
- Old registration area renovations for new use
- Cardiac Surgery Offices relocation
- Physician Lounge renovation
• Second Floor
- Existing PACU renovated for new use
- Relocation of staff locker rooms and lounges
- Renovation of Joint Replacement Institute interior entrance
- Relocation and expansion of Operating Rooms waiting area
- Expansion of Operating Rooms support areas, including administrative offices, storage and on-call suite
Additional upgrades to the existing facility will include
• Intensive Care Unit cosmetic renovation
• New interior electrical substation replacement
• Replacement of two air handling units
• Automatic transfer switch replacement for exterior electrical supply
• Chiller replacement
• Mechanical and electrical upgrades to four operating rooms.
• Replacement of secondary interior electrical substation
The plan calls for a reconfiguration and expansion of the main visitor parking lot, adding 30 space for a total of 318 spaces.
In addition to the ARMC Mainland Campus Transformation Project, the hospital will add a four- bed acute dialysis unit and renovate its in-patient psychiatric unit and kitchen and cafeteria.
AtlantiCare has shared plans with The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, from whom it leases the land the hospital is on. It will go before the Galloway Township Planning Board this month; and is going through the New Jersey Pinelands Commission and New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services approval processes.
AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,461 employees and 600 physicians serve the community in more than 60 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008.