Jersey City Medical Center is part of Barnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system with eight inpatient facilitates and numerous ambulatory sites serving 2 million patients a year. Formed in the mid-1990s, the system covers the southern region in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, as well as the northern region in Essex and Hudson Counties.
The FCA Team worked with Jersey City to implement a comprehensive master plan that focuses on re-shaping the existing campus to respond to current and emerging trends within the healthcare industry as well as to respond to compelling demographic changes in Hudson County that continue to reshape specific demands for healthcare.
Master planning initiatives include a careful restructuring of selected inpatient care platforms as well as updating current surgical, cardiac and emergency department diagnostic and treatment components. Key to the reshaping of the existing campus will be a selective relocation of key ambulatory care programs to create a “critical mass” for a dedicated Ambulatory Care Center of Excellence that will provide a clinical platform for current and future ambulatory care programs at Jersey City.
FCA is shaping the specifics of the master plan within the context of having done substantive strategic and focused planning for six of the eight inpatient care settings within the Barnabas System. This has provided the FCA Team with a clear understanding of both explicit and implicit standards.