Hackensack Meridian Health and the Jersey Shore University Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of HOPE Tower, a 10-story, 300,000-square-foot facility. The state-of-the-art facility, located on the east side of the hospital’s campus in Neptune, features a world-class cancer treatment center, modern clinical offices for pediatric and adult specialties, and high-tech academic and research space, creating a groundbreaking outpatient facility that focuses on all aspects of health and wellness.
Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, said: “HOPE Tower expands upon Jersey Shore’s services, serving as a hub of clinical excellence while elevating the human experience. We are continuing to bring humanity back to health care, putting our patients at the center of everything we do.”
HOPE Tower represents a new Healing OutPatient Experience, where advanced technology and unsurpassed medical expertise is combined in a stunning facility that has been designed with patient convenience, easy access and peace of mind as core elements in care delivery.
The first two levels of the tower is a 58,000-square-foot state-of-the-art cancer center, designed with patients’ needs in mind. The warm and welcoming layout is intended to treat the whole person as well as the disease, offering patients cancer diagnosis, consultation and treatment planning with multidisciplinary teams, all under one roof. In addition, the new center offers the latest in technology and treatment options, including dedicated areas for infusion, radiation therapy with the most advanced TrueBeam™ linear accelerators, counseling and supportive care, all in one convenient location, transforming cancer care for communities across Monmouth and Ocean counties.
HOPE Tower also brings together a wide range of pediatric and adult physician and medical specialties across several floors of the facility. It will also serves as a home to Jersey Shore’s medical education programs and research services. And the new facility houses team members involved in research and clinical trials, and supports patients who are participating in trials with high-tech exam rooms for treatment and evaluation.
The tower features a 6,500+ square foot, state-of-the-art innovative simulation laboratory. The lab fosters experiential and simulation-based learning with an emphasis on patient safety, quality, innovation and patient interaction. On the 10th floor is a conference center, and a 200-seat theater-style auditorium that includes the latest audio-visual technology with the ability to stream live broadcasts and record sessions.
HOPE Tower is slated to open the first four levels at the end of the month, and phase in the opening of the upper levels by the end of the summer.