Before Super Bowl XLVIII kicked off in February at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, HackensackUMC unveiled the completion of phase one of the Emergency and Trauma Center renovation and expansion project.
As promised, HackensackUMC has completed the initial phase of this project to revamp our Emergency and Trauma Center just in time for Super Bowl, Robert C. Garrett, president and CEO, HackensackUMC, said in a news release.
In May 2012, the facility began construction on its multi-phase ETC expansion and renovation project.
The expansion features 29 private patient rooms, complete with storage and sliding glass doors; five state-of-the-art trauma bays; an increase in the ETCs size by nearly 20,000 square feet, which was accomplished by adding a three-story structure at the former St. John Drive turnaround on the ground floor and reconfiguring the ambulance drive on the first floor; a front-door presence for the pediatric ED; and a larger decontamination shower to better handle a major event should one occur. When complete, the project will provide specialty treatment areas for cardiac, cancer, geriatric, trauma and pediatric patients.
HackensackUMC was one of three facilities selected as an Official Medical Services Provider by the Super Bowl host committee. HackensackUMC treats more than 111,000 patients every year, making us one of the busiest Emergency and Trauma Centers in the state of New Jersey, Joseph Feldman, MD, chairman, department of emergency medicine, said in the release.