St. Joseph's Healthcare System's four-story state-of-the-art Critical Care Building (CCB) located on the campus of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ is now open. The CCB officially opened to the public in mid-October 2011 with the Critical Care Units being the first to move into the new building followed by operational transitioning of patients into the remaining units shortly after.
The opening of the CCB, the cornerstone of the Healthcare System's $250 million master facilities project, brings added value to northern New Jersey and the surrounding region.
"The largest master facilities construction initiative in St. Joseph's history is having a significant impact on the Region. The construction has enabled the Healthcare System to meet the growing demand for inpatient and outpatient care at both hospital campuses; expanded the advanced clinical services we offer to the residents of northern New Jersey and beyond; and enhanced the cityscape environment surrounding St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in South Paterson. The CCB project, along with construction projects at St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital and construction of the Medical Center lobby (completed in September 2010) have also created construction jobs and numerous current and future health care jobs," states William A. McDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph's Healthcare System.
Some of the major features of the Critical Care Building include:
- 88 treatment areas in separate Pediatric, Geriatric and Adult emergency departments, including trauma, fast-track, triage rooms and treatment bays
- 12 advanced systems-integrated operating theaters, pre-operative and post-operative areas, and a dedicated surgical waiting area
- 56 new private patient critical care rooms in critical care units including: Cardiac Care Unit/Open Heart Cardiac Care Unit; Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Medical Intensive Care Unit
- Rooftop helipad landing pad capable of accepting the larger medical helicopters
- Ambulance and mobile intensive care vestibule capable of handling multiple vehicles simultaneously
Click below to see a video of our state-of-the-art Critical Care Building.