Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, formerly Kimball Medical Center, has recently undergone almost $10 million in renovations to create a more modern hospital experience for patients that also encourages shorter hospital stays.
In less than two years since the merger of into the Monmouth Medical Center group, all rooms have transitioned into private, single rooms, and have updated nurse call systems, along with other external renovations in the medical center.
“Studies show that patients who recuperate in single-patient rooms experience better sleep due to a quieter atmosphere, faster healing and shorter hospital stays, which results in fewer hospital-based infections and better outcomes,” a spokesperson told NJBIZ.
“The 54 new Medical/Surgical and 10 Critical Care Unit rooms will include amenities such as flat-screen TVs, an updated nurse call system and special features for geriatric patients, including brighter lighting, safer beds and more security,” according to a release from the center. “The Geriatrics Institute, which is slated to be in full use by August 2016, will provide integrated inpatient and outpatient geriatrics services to patients 65 and older. The third floor of the hospital will house the inpatient, outpatient and community education aspects of geriatric medicine in one location. There will also be a physical therapy gym on this floor specifically developed to accommodate the needs of aging patients as they transition from inpatient to outpatient care.”
“Since Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, merged with Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, we have made a collaborative commitment to transform the health care delivery model for the communities we serve,” said Frank Vozos, CEO and president, Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus. “We are proud of the accomplishments we have made during this short period of time.”
In addition to the care comforts, a main lobby facelift was completed earlier this year and a tele-monitoring system has been installed for all inpatient beds. Renovations to the grounds, parking and entrance are currently underway.
All renovations were approximately $10 million, including $6 million to patient care environment and private rooms, $2 million on the lobby renovations and $2 million on the Route 9 façade, entry and parking, according to a spokesperson.