RWJBarnabas’ Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is set to unveil the first phase of its emergency department expansion.
Among the additions are a new ambulance entrance with parking to accommodate eight ambulances and increased space for ambulance crews; three new resuscitation bays for care of the most acutely ill and injured patients; a decontamination area; and a care initiation and results waiting area.
The overall expansion, which is expected to be completed next year, will increase the emergency department from 40,000 square feet to 60,000 square feet.
Additionally, more than 100 new private treatment areas will be added; the pediatric emergency department will be expanded; a new treatment for non-emergency care will be established; and in-department radiology and CT imaging capabilities will be established to cut down on wait times for results.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday.