RWJBarnabas Health Organizations Opens 86,000 Square Foot Medical Center in Toms River
Community Medical Center, Children’s Specialty Hospital and RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group opened a new 86,000 square foot medical building in West Tom’s River last week to expand access to outpatient services for adults and children in Ocean County.
Leaders of the organizations, along with local officials, gathered at 171 Sainte-Catherine Boulevard, where they put shovels in the ground for the three-story medical building that will be shared by the community medical center and the hospital. specialized for children, the two RWJBarnabas health establishments, with an opening scheduled for early 2023.
Designed to serve as a community medical center hub for West Toms River patients, their space in the new medical office building will comprise 37,594 square feet, offering a range of outpatient services including imaging, outpatient surgery, pre-admission testing and physical and occupational therapy. Primary care and orthopedic physicians from RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group will also have offices on site.
“Our new medical center will serve as a premier healthcare destination for Toms River and surrounding areas, allowing us to transform the way we deliver care by bringing a range of services directly to the community,” said Patrick Ahearn. , CEO, Community Medical Center . “We are thrilled to launch this project and look forward to its completion so that we can continue to provide our patients with better access to the world-class care they have come to expect.
By further expanding and improving access to specialist outpatient services for children, Children’s Specialist Hospital will bring the services currently offered at its Lakehurst Road and Stevens Road offices into the remaining 48,406 square feet of the new building – providing their care in a convenient place. These services include developmental and behavioral pediatrics, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry and psychology, as well as occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy.
“Children’s Specialty Hospital has a long-standing commitment to children and youth with special health care needs,” said Dr. Matthew McDonald III, CEO and President of Children’s Specialty Hospital. “Today is a remarkable milestone on their behalf, where we will have the opportunity to better serve the children of this community. Through the teamwork of CSH, Community Medical Center and RWJBarnabas Health, we ensure that every child has access to the programs and services they need to reach their full potential.
The Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation is in the midst of the largest fundraising campaign in its 35-year history, with a goal of $45 million to support the hospital’s expansion into new communities, including this new site at Tom’s River. As part of that effort, Todd Frazier, a Major League Baseball star and U.S. Olympian who grew up in Toms River, and his wife, Jackie Frazier, have signed on as honorary co-chairs of this Transforming Lives 2.0 campaign that has secured over $34 million to date.
“We are thrilled to see this new facility brought to our community to uplift Toms River and hopefully change the lives of many children,” the Fraziers said. “It was really a simple decision for us to support this campaign – an easy home run, as they say in baseball. We look forward to seeing all of the children whose lives will be impacted in such a positive way and hope that we can put a smile on some of their faces.
Other New Jersey community leaders who have pledged their support for the Transforming Lives 2.0 campaign include Mark Montenero, CSH Foundation board member, campaign co-chair and president of Autoland Toyota, Chrysler, Jeep and RAM. Trucks; and Ed McKenna, CSH Foundation board member, campaign co-chair, senior partner at McKenna, Dupont, Stone & Washburne and former mayor of Red Bank.
Additionally, RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group will bring orthopedic and primary care services to the space.
“Our goal is to make quality care more accessible in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Andy Anderson, CEO and President of RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group. “This new health care center demonstrates our commitment to this goal and increases our ability to help improve the health and well-being of individuals and families in Ocean County.”