Grand Opening Held for New Medical Arts Building in Old Bridge

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Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC), with locations in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, NJ, is expanding services with a newly constructed Medical Arts Building at its Old Bridge location, providing the community easy access to a full continuum of care.

From left during the ribbon cutting, RBMC Director, Orthopedic Surgery Dr. Surender Grover; Old Bridge Township Mayor Owen Henry; Chairman RBMC Board of Directors Joseph Jankowski, Esq.; RBMC Presiden

"I am very excited. Today is the culmination of a lot of hard work by a lot of people who believed in a lot of people and that dream has been realized and the beneficiaries will be the residents of Middlesex County."

Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) is expanding services with a newly constructed Medical Arts Building at its Old Bridge location, providing the community easy access to a full continuum of care. More than 400 people; public officials, local residents, physicians and hospital executives and staff celebrated the addition of the new building at a grand opening held October 19. The new multi-specialty building at 2 Hospital Plaza is scheduled to open in the 1st quarter of 2015 and provides an array of services, including: the Joslin Diabetes Center at RBMC, advanced diagnostic imaging and laboratory services, an ambulatory surgery center, five operating room suites, women’s imaging, a host of physician offices representing an variety of specialties and more.

"I am very excited. Today is the culmination of a lot of hard work by a lot of people who believed in a lot of people and that dream has been realized and the beneficiaries will be the residents of Middlesex County," said Michael R. D'Agnes, president and CEO of RBMC, during the event. "This new building transforms our Old Bridge facility, placing a greater emphasis on surgical and outpatient services such as orthopedic and bariatric surgery as provided by our Human Motion Institute and Institute for Weight Loss programs and the Joslin Diabetes Center at Raritan Bay Medical Center. Here we are now, at a point where a facility that we almost sold, we are expanding with a 100,000 square foot building that is a combination inpatient surgical hospital and ambulatory surgery center, imaging center, with physicians' offices and diabetes center all in one building."

The new imaging center has open MRI, 160-slice CT, ultrasound, X-ray and nuclear medicine as well as extended services for women's health such as 3D mammography and bone densitometry. The ambulatory surgery center (ASC) is a partnership between the hospital and more than 25 surgeons on the RBMC medical staff.

Dr. Andrew Citron, medical director of the ASC and director of the division of anesthesiology at RBMC, said, "This brings Raritan Bay Medical Center’s total ORs in Old Bridge up to nine. I’m very excited about increasing surgical services for the community and surrounding areas."

Easy scheduling, complimentary on-site parking and a relaxed, welcoming reception area are just a few of the patient amenities at the new Medical Arts Building. The property creates the experience of a hotel-like environment for patients and visitors. Its design allows patients and visitors to better navigate the facility. In addition, the already free surface parking has been greatly expanded. The building connects to the main hospital on the second floor via a “sky bridge.”

For more information, visit http://www.rbmc.org. For a free physician referral, call 1-800-DOCTORS.

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