Beginning in the Fall of 2008 and continuing through 2009, Phase 1 included enabling projects at the St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Paterson campus (such as the creation of the DePaul Ambulatory Care Center at St. Joseph's which opened in June 2009), while Surgical Suite renovations were completed in October 2009 at St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital on the Wayne campus.
Beginning in September 2009, projects included the demolition of the Johnson Building and 100 Hospital Plaza at the St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center campus, as well as the following milestones:
- Completion of the main lobby at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center including the Women's and Children's waiting area and conference center; completion and unveiling of the courtyard sculpture (completed September 2010).
- Renovation of the previous lobby at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center to include a new board/conference room and physician lounge (completed January 2011) as well as renovations to the Chapel.
Construction of a new Critical Care Building began in 2009 and is now complete. The Critical Care Building includes:
- 88 treatment areas in separate Pediatric and Adult Emergency Departments featuring trauma bays, treatment areas, Fast Track bays and Triage Rooms
- 12 systems-integrated operating theaters, pre-operative and post-operative areas and a dedicated Surgical Waiting Area
- 56 new private patient rooms in four Critical Care Units in one centralized location including a Cardiac Care Unit/Open Heart Cardiac Care Unit; Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Medical Intensive Care Unit and an Intensive Respiratory Care Unit
- All Critical Care Building units are connected via a dedicated patient elevator bank with direct access to advanced trauma care
- Rooftop helistop
- Multi-vehicle ambulance/mobile intensive care vestibule
- A dedicated guest elevator bank with adjacent waiting areas
The final phase of the master facilities, project will include the renovation of a portion of the existing Emergency Department, while the remainder is converted to a new outpatient entrance.
The principal architectural and engineering consultants for St. Joseph's Healthcare System's master facilities project are Francis Cauffman Architects of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, James Little of Sterling Barnett Little, Inc., a project management firm based in Arlington, Texas.
"This is a period of tremendous growth and development for St. Joseph's Healthcare System. We are proud to take the lead in advancing care in this region by providing advanced healing environments that benefit our patients, their families, and our professional staff," states Mr. McDonald. "The new physical structures meet the high standard of our organization's infrastructure - the expertise of our Board-certified physician-experts, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center's Magnet award-winning nurses, and our skilled clinical and administrative staff," McDonald adds.
To learn more about St. Joseph's Healthcare System services, facilities enhancement projects, or "St. Joseph's is the Future" capital campaign, visit www.StJosephsHealth.org or call 877.757.SJHS(7547).