Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center Reveals Plans for Heart and Vascular Center

November 26, 2019

First row, left to right, Ali Moosvi, M.D., chief of cardiology, interventional cardiologist, Ocean Medical Center; Frank Sharp, M.D., vascular surgeon, Jersey Coast Vascular Institute; Elizabeth A. Maiorana, MBA, MSN, RN, vice president, Care Transformation Services, Cardiovascular; Kenneth Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, regional president, southern market, Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health; and Jason Kreitner, chief hospital executive, Ocean Medical Center.

The $19.5 million investment will combine heart and vascular services to address the growing number of procedures performed at the medical center and will provide advanced expertise for diagnosis of cardiac and vascular conditions. 

Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center revealed its plans last Thursday to begin construction on the new Heart and Vascular Center.  The $19.5 million investment will encompass 17,750 square feet above the Emergency Department and will combine heart and vascular services on one floor to address the growing number of procedures performed at the medical center and provide convenience for patients.

“Hackensack Meridian Health is ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation and transforming health care,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. “Today, Ocean Medical Center is pushing the boundaries of medicine to create real change in patients’ lives by creating a cutting-edge cardiovascular suite to provide exceptional care and a great patient experience.’’

“The Heart and Vascular Center is a game-changer for heart and vascular services at Ocean Medical Center,” said Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, regional president, southern market. “Having the ability to have both diagnostic and surgical functions in one space, clinicians can diagnose cardiac and vascular conditions and offer immediate surgical treatment without delay which will provide higher efficiency and improve patient outcomes.”

The new Heart and Vascular Center will provide three multi-purpose catheterization/vascular labs and hybrid OR that allow for diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular conditions in an advanced environment that fosters collaborative treatment planning and options for optimal patient outcomes. Two labs will be fully equipped hybrid rooms plus, a shell space for a third lab will allow for growth, and ten dedicated prep and recovery rooms complete the space.

“Over the past several years, Ocean Medical Center has been transforming the way we deliver high-quality care to our patients, families and communities we serve by putting the patient at the center of everything we do,” said Jason Kreitner, FACHE, chief hospital executive, Ocean Medical Center. “With cardiovascular procedures increasing 28 percent over the past three years, our cardiac catheterization team and partner Jersey Coast Vascular Institute, the new Heart & Vascular Center will provide advanced expertise for diagnosis of cardiac and vascular conditions and offer immediate minimally invasive or complex surgical procedures if necessary, to meet the volume of patients.”

Construction of the new Heart and Vascular Center will begin in December 2019 and completion is expected in June 2021.

To learn more about how you can support the Heart and Vascular Center at Ocean Medical Center, please contact Matt Lang, executive director, Ocean Medical Center Foundation at Matthew.Lang@hackensackmeridian.org.