Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge Opens New Emergency Room Patient Beds To Public

June 10, 2021

Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge unveiled its new 19 total private Emergency Room patient beds to the public, which is specially designed to meet the emergency needs of the sick and injured while maximizing comfort, increasing efficiency, and reducing wait times.

“The new private beds in the emergency room at Raritan Bay Old Bridge will improve patient care and the patient experience and help us live our mission to transform health care,’’ said Robert C. Garrett, chief executive officer,  Hackensack Meridian Health. “This is another example of innovating treatment on behalf of the communities we are privileged to serve.’’

From left: Jane O’Rourke, chief nursing officer, Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge; Todd Way, president, central market, Hackensack Meridian Health; Robert C. Garrett, chief executive officer, Hackensack Meridian Health; William DiStanislao, interim president, chief hospital executive, vice president, Operations, executive site director, Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge; Dr. Louis Brusco, chief medical officer, Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge

In addition to the 19 total private emergency room patient beds, the new Emergency Department has received all new medical equipment including an advanced nurse call system that will integrate with multiple hospital systems. This will improve workflow and result in a better patient experience.  In the next few months, these rooms will receive digital patient information boards that will provide real time patient information, including the patient’s care team, patient schedule, medical information and much more.

“In an emergency, families want access to specialized care close to home,” said William DiStanislao, interim president, chief hospital executive; vice president, Operations; executive site director, Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge. “We are advancing the quality of care to each one of our patients, by providing the community complete and coordinated care when they need it the most.”

The entire new state-of-the-art Emergency Department is projected to open to the public in February 2022, part of a $39 million investment.  The project team for the expansion includes Stantec Consulting (Project Management), Francis Cauffman Architects and Turner Construction.