WOODBRIDGE—Raritan Bay Medical Center recently began construction on a new outpatient medical pavilion located off of Route 1 and Green Street in Iselin. The 10,000 sq. ft. facility, formerly the home of Domain Furniture, will provide Woodbridge area residents with urgent, non-emergency medical care as well as obstetrics and gynecology and physical therapy and rehabilitation services.
The urgent care component will be available seven days per week and signifies the hospital’s expansion into retail medicine.
“The model for effective health care delivery continues to change with greater emphasis on preventative medicine and better managing chronic health conditions. The convenience of a walk-in medical pavilion for urgent, non-emergent care eliminates the need to seek this same care in a more expensive emergency room setting,” said Raritan Bay Medical Center President and CEO Michael R. D’Agnes.
“The fact that care will be provided by our hospital team provides even more comfort for patients and enables us to help those without a primary care physician find a medical home.”
The urgent care component will be available seven days a week, 365 days a year with extended hours for walk-in appointments. Urgent services include care for common illnesses; colds, sore throat, cuts (including providing stitches and their removal), eye, ear and sinus infections and chronic conditions; asthma, allergies, digestive disorders and more.
Those needing emergent care, which includes chest pain, heart attack, and stroke for example, should continue to seek treatment at the hospital’s emergency room. The new facility will also provide diagnostic imaging services and preventative health screenings, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, allergy and diabetes testing and provide vaccinations. Staff will consist of a medical doctor and nurse practitioner, registered nurses and medical assistants.
Medicare and most insurance plans will be accepted. Clinicians will be able to refer patients who need specialty care, advanced diagnostic testing or surgery to Raritan Bay Medical Center, providing continuity of care by a full service hospital known for high-quality outcomes.
“This is an exciting project for our community,” said Woodbridge Township Mayor John E. McCormac. “Woodbridge is one of the few towns in the state experiencing commercial growth and business expansion. The new Raritan Bay Medical Center outpatient pavilion under construction at the former Domain Furniture store site in Iselin stands as the first full-service non-emergency medical care facility in the township geared to provide expert medical care to area residents and visitors.
“The redevelopment and construction of the Pavilion facility also serves as the engine driving future redevelopment along the Route 1 corridor in Woodbridge. I am extremely pleased to welcome Raritan Bay as the newest township corporate citizen.”
The Medical Pavilion at Woodbridge is tentatively scheduled to open January 2010.
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