Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Embarks on $100 million Expansion Project
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is about to begin the largest expansion of its facility since 1967. The $100 million expansion project will include a new 17,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed main lobby, expanded adult and pediatric emergency departments, new hybrid operating rooms, and a dedicated center for all cardiac services.
Residents can vote on their choice for a new name by visiting: rwjbh.org/nbiexpansion.
“This is such an exciting time for our employees, physicians, and community. This inclusive project will transform our hospital and spark investment in the Southward. We need a name that captures what this means to our neighbors as well as our staff,” said Darrell K. Terry, Sr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.
There are three names to choose from: “Open Doors Project”; “Newark Strong Project”; or “Bright Future Project”
Throughout the construction phase of the project, the hospital will prominently display the name that receives the most votes and will use the name in all communications.
The winning name will be announced on May 20th.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey has been providing world class care in the South Ward of Newark, NJ, for nearly 100 years. This $100 million renovation project will transform the Lyons Avenue landscape and create a more welcoming space for the surrounding community and patients, a space that reflects the level of care delivered as well as the hospital’s commitment as an anchor institution in the city of Newark and the South Ward. As one of the largest employers in the South Ward, Newark Beth Israel is committed to spurring economic development in the community. This renovation will result in the utilization of local and diverse businesses, as well as local hiring of Newark and surrounding community members.
This transformation will include:
A new 17,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed main lobby with modern seating areas, an expanded registration area and community meeting spaces. The new lobby will move the hospital’s front entrance back onto Lyons Avenue
The new lobby will transform the hospital from an enclosed brick structure with an obscure, entrance, into a light-filled welcoming space with a prominent entrance on Lyons Avenue.
An expanded Emergency Department
The ED will increase by approximately 4,000 square feet, including nine new treatment areas in the adult ED, three new pediatric treatment areas and one new fast-track treatment area. The ED will also boast new exterior signage as well as a separate waiting area for families who come to the pediatric emergency department for care.
A brand new Intensive Care Unit
Our new intensive care unit will be right-sized to accommodate all patient needs. This includes additional space for clinical equipment and more room for loved ones.
Newark Beth Israel is home to one of the nation’s top 10 heart transplant centers, New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program; and a Valve Center that performs complex cardiac valve procedures, including (TAVRs). The renovation project places all of these services under one roof in a center that is easily accessible to patients and will include new patient consult rooms, exam rooms, cardiac catheterization suites with the latest advanced medical imaging devices, and a hybrid operating room.