AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center to build six-storey tower in New Jersey

The Stockton College board of trustees granted AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center permission to build a six-storey tower in Galloway Township, in the US state of New Jersey. The first floor of the tower would house a new, non-invasive cardiology suite; the second floor would be set aside for a 30-bed intensive care recovery unit and 33 beds for same-day surgery recovery; and the third floor would be set aside for a 30-bed medical surgery unit.

The plans calls for the use of approximately 25,000 square feet of existing space for expansion and improvement of the post-anaesthesia care unit. A same-day surgery unit, upgrades to inpatient surgery holding area and improved sterile processing capacity are also included in the preliminary plans, as are more than 100 parking spaces and modified drop-off areas.

The plan also includes construction of $20.6 million health park in Hammonton, which will be commenced in August 2011. AtlantiCare received $100 million in debt to fund a bed-tower expansion at its Mainland Campus. The project would cost $140 million to $150 million.