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AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus Transformation/Modernization Project Update - Center for Childbirth entrance to be temporary main entrance


AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus will use the entrance to the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth as a temporary main entrance to the hospital starting Monday, March 24 as work continues on the $62.5 million expansion of the hospital. The main parking lot to the hospital will also close temporarily as of March 24.  Staff will direct patients and visitors to the Center for Childbirth and Emergency Department parking lots during the day. 


The $62.5 million AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus Transformation Project will include a more than 35,000 square foot expansion at the Mainland Campus current front entrance, upgrades to the existing facility, which opened in 1975, and additional enhancements. AtlantiCare has received land use approvals from and is continuing the approvals process with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Site work began December 30, 2013 in preparation for construction/renovations. AtlantiCare representatives broke ground on the expansion February 24.

The new two-and-a-half story addition and renovations will include:
• New ground floor with partial basement for mechanical and storage space
• Ground floor Sterile Processing Department will be renovated and expanded within the existing building

• First Floor
- New reception area, lobby and registration
- New gift shop
- Coffee bar
- Same Day Surgery suite with 10 private patient bays
- New elevator dedicated to Same Day Surgery and operative suite
- Renovation of existing registration area for new use
- Relocation and renovation of Cardiac Surgery offices
- Relocation and renovation of physician lounge
• Second Floor
- Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) with 22 beds
- Renovation of existing PACU for new use
- New hybrid operating room
- Two new general cardiothoracic operating rooms
- Renovation  of Joint Replacement Institute interior entrance
- Relocation and expansion of the waiting area for the operating rooms
- Expansion of the support areas for the operating rooms, including administrative offices, storage, staff locker rooms and lounges, and on-call suite
- Intensive Care Unit and Cardiovascular Care Unit cosmetic renovation
• Other campus upgrades
- Reconfiguration and expansion of the main visitor parking lot, adding 30 spaces for a total of 250 parking spaces
- Reconfiguration and expansion of the Center for Childbirth parking lot, adding 162 spaces for a total of 369 parking spaces.
- New exterior sanitary sewer system
- New exterior site electrical distribution system
- Main interior electrical substation replacement
- Replacement of two air handling units
- Replacement of electrical automatic transfer switches
- Chiller replacement
- Mechanical, electrical and cosmetic upgrades to  the existing operating rooms
- Replacement of secondary interior electrical substation


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