Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center broke ground Thursday on its state-of-the-art 530,000 square-foot patient pavilion along Second Street in Hackensack.
HUMC is promoting the new facility as a “milestone for Hackensack Meridian Health as it transforms the academic medical center’s campus through forward-design and leading-edge technology to provide patients and families with one of the country’s leading acute care facilities.”
The new pavilion will feature 24 new operating rooms including an interoperative MRI, a 50-bed intensive care unit with a dedicated CT scanner, 150 medical-surgical beds including a 50-beds orthopedic institute.
Robert Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health said that this project is the largest health care expansion project that was ever approved in the state of New Jersey.
“It’s about putting patients first and providing them with the most cutting-edge care possible with the most cutting-edge care that is known to humankind. As New Jersey’s largest and most integrated health network we continue to invest in our 17 hospitals 500 patient care locations.”
Garrett said that the patient pavilion would transform the campus and continue the legacy of exceptional care at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Governor Phil Murphy said that the Second Street pavilion will provide more than half a million square feet where families from across New Jersey can receive cutting-edge and forward-looking care.
“This campus will be among the very best anywhere not just in the state, but in this nation,” said Murphy.