The most extensive project of the master facilities plan is the new 183,000 square foot state-of-the-art Critical Care Building that is now fully operational at the St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital campus. Ground was broken in November 2009 for this high tech structure, now enclosed and viewable from nearby Route 80.
The Critical Care Building features separate Pediatric and Adult Emergency Departments (EDs) with a total of 88 treatment areas; 12 systems-integrated operating theaters with pre-operative and post-operative areas; 56 new private critical care rooms in four dedicated units, Cardiac Care/Open Heart Cardiac Care Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit, and Intensive Respiratory Care Unit; a rooftop helistop capable of accepting large medical helicopters; and an ambulance vestibule capable of accepting multiple ambulance vehicles simultaneously. A dedicated patient-transport elevator bank will connect the EDs on the ground floor, the operating rooms on the second floor, the critical care units on the third and fourth floors, and the helistop on the roof for direct and rapid access to advanced trauma care. A separate visitors' elevator bank with adjacent waiting areas will accommodate guests. The Critical Care Building has been fully operational and complete as of October 19, 2011.
We invite you to click below to see a video of our state-of-the-art Critical Care Building.