Newark Beth Israel Announces New Name for the Expansion Project

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From Left to Right: Linda Kamateh, Senior Director of Public Relations; Denise Shepherd, RN, Chief Quality Officer; Amy Doran, RN, Chief Nursing Officer; Laura Budinick, Psy.D., Chief Administrative Officer; Darrell K. Terry, Sr.,MHA, MPH, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer; Deb Dente, Site Finance Officer; Matthew Schreiber, MD, Chief Operating Officer; Atiya Jaha-Rashidi, RN, MHA, Chief Equity Officer and VP of Community Relations; Charles Cathcart, MD, VP of Medical Affairs; and Marilyn M. Harris, D. Min, VP of Ambulatory Care Services. 

Newark NJ

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center announced the name of the hospital’s facility expansion project “Newark Strong”.  The $150 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.  It’s the largest expansion of the facility in more than 50 years.

“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.  Our employees, physicians, nurses and community voted and they chose a name that captures what this project 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. 

Throughout the construction phase of the project, the hospital will prominently display the name on a banner located on the corner of Osborne Terrace and Lyons Avenue, right in front of the hospital. 

Residents can find out more information about the project by visiting: rwjbh.org/nbiexpansion.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center announced the name of the hospital’s facility expansion project “Newark Strong”. 

Background:
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 $150 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.

–          Cardiac Care:

§  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

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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility,is a 665-bed regional care teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care. Newark Beth Israel is a Top Teaching Hospital and home to one of the nation’s top ten heart transplant centers, which has performed more than 1,000 heart transplants; RWJBarnabas Health’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and a Valve Center that performs complex cardiac valve procedures, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs). Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is also home to Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), which cares for children from birth through adolescence, with more than 30 specialized pediatric services including New Jersey’s largest Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; and the Children’s Heart Center that offers a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities. The Newark Beth Israel robotic surgery program is the most experienced in northern New Jersey. RWJBarnabas Health and The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. Newark Beth Israel also offers many preventive health programs that promote wellness in the community, including The Beth Greenhouse, which provides access to fresh produce and health and wellness education to local residents.

Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, cares for children from birth through adolescence, with more than 30 specialized pediatric services including New Jersey’s largest Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; and the Children’s Heart Center that offers a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities. Children’s Hospital of New Jersey also includes a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Level IV Regional Perinatal Center that offers New Jersey’s only Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy; and the highest level of intensive care for both mothers and newborns. 

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