Source: NJ Biz.com Health
Inspira Health Network has broken ground on its new Mullica Hill facility.
The hospital, which will be located on a 100-acre parcel on the West Campus of Rowan University in Glassboro, will serve as a new campus for the system as it phases out the use of its Woodbury campus, which will maintain an emergency department, medical imaging and behavioral health services.
The new location will have 100 fewer than the existing Woodbury location, but DiAngelo said the new location is slated to grow in areas of cancer care and senior care, and the reduced beds fall in line with the push in the industry to outpatient services.
The 467,000-plus-square-foot facility is anticipated to cost $350 million to build. Inspira has citing declining patient volumes at the existing Woodbury location as a reason for the move, as well as the cost of renovation being higher than for a new building.
“Today’s groundbreaking is a great day for Gloucester County and all of South Jersey,” New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) said. “I believe Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill will ensure that the people of Gloucester County continue to be provided with the high quality medical services they need today and long into the future.
“This new hospital in Harrison Township, and Inspira’s commitment to maintaining a presence in Woodbury, will give residents greater options and accessibility when it comes to their well-being.”
“We are very pleased to have received so much support in bringing a new hospital to Gloucester County,”DiAngelo said. “Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill will ensure that our network will be able to meet the growing and changing health care needs of Gloucester County residents — with high quality care and convenient access — for decades to come.”
The new hospital will feature:
204 all-private patient rooms
Home-like birthing suites
A pediatric emergency department with adjacent inpatient unit
A comprehensive cancer program
Emergency angioplasty for heart attack patients
In addition, DiAngelo said, the hospital will expand its partnership with Rowan, focusing on the residency programs, research and expanding internship programs.
Inspira, which received approval from the Department of Health in March, hopes to open the facility in December 2019.