AtlantiCare is planning a multi-year $75 million expansion of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus in Pomona.
The project, announced July 13, will include the addition of two floors and approximately 35,000 square feet to the existing Meadow Pavilion of the campus. An additional 23,000 square feet of the Meadow Pavilion and additional areas of the hospital will be renovated.
The project will add 50 private medical/surgical rooms to the facility, 12 of which will have bedside dialysis capability, and a new intensive care unit with 14 private rooms will be added.
A 12-bed dedicated observation unit will be created, negative pressure capacity will be increased, and elevator capacity will be increased.
“This expansion is one of the many ways we are continuing to meet the needs of our community,” said ARMC Chief Operating Officer Larisa Goganzer in a prepared statement. “Our goal is always to provide an exceptional patient experience and the highest quality of care. We’ve based this plan on feedback from our patients, staff, and providers. We’ve designed around our best practices and others in the health care industry. This expansion will enhance the efficiency with which we deliver care. The plan positions us to continue to provide high-quality care and to be prepared for future health care emergencies.”
The project is currently in the design phase after being approved by the board of trustees in June. It will move next to the regulatory approvals phase. Construction is anticipated to begin in the first half of 2022 and concluded in 2024.
The first phase will include the construction of the two new floors, and in Phase 2 will come the Meadow Pavilion renovation into a new, expanded ICU. Phase 3 will include renovating the existing ICU on the second floor of the Harbor Pavilion to become a dedicated 12-room Observation Unit.