Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, announced Thursday it received a $1 million donation from money management firm Lord, Abbett & Co. to support and expand maternity services.
The Lord Abbett Maternity Wing of Jersey City Medical Center will encompass a 17,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility with 20 private rooms designed to promote bonding and provide the best outcomes for newborns, mothers and families.
“Our vision is to create an environment where every woman who delivers at our hospital will have a private room where she can heal after giving birth, bond with her newborn and immediate family, and spend time together with her extended family,” said Dr. Lance Bruck, vice president and chairman, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health for Jersey City Medical Center, in a statement.
The hospital’s Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the exclusive provider of high-level NICU services in Hudson County. The department is staffed 24/7 by full-time, board-certified obstetricians, maternal fetal medicine specialists, midwives, neonatologists, anesthesiologists and obstetrical/NICU-trained nurses who provide care for women in the community whose needs vary from uncomplicated to the highest-risk pregnancies.
The Lord Abbett donation is designed to expand and enhance the existing women’s health care services at Jersey City Medical Center.
“We are extremely grateful to Lord Abbett for this very generous donation,” said Michael Prilutsky, president and chief executive officer, Jersey City Medical Center. “Our partnership in building this outstanding new maternity unit will help heighten and support the well-being and growth of this community. Together, we both want the best for everyone who lives and works in Jersey City.”
The development of the Lord Abbett Maternity wing at Jersey City will begin in February and is expected to be completed later this year.
Lord Abbett is based in Jersey City.