New Surgical Day Stay at Riverview Medical Center Opens to Provide Patients with the Finest Healing Environment

Contact:Tom Paolella, Public Relations Manager

New Surgical Day Stay at Riverview Medical Center Opens to Provide Patients with the Finest Healing Environment

Last spring, Riverview Medical Center announced the creation of a nearly 22,000 square foot center for surgical excellence to be constructed in the Blaisdell Pavilion, on the Medical Center campus, supported by the Riverview Medical Center Capital Campaign, Life. Changing. Riverview is pleased to announce that the first phase of this expansion, the new Surgical Day Stay, is completed and operational starting today.

"Surgical Day Stay at Riverview has a long history of delivering exceptional pre and post surgical care and service to the communities it serves," says Timothy J. Hogan, FACHE, regional president for Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital. "Environment of care plays a significant role in the total hospital experience and the new area affords Riverview an increased opportunity to provide our patients and families with a personalized health care experience in a more comfortable and healing environment. In addition, the relocated and renovated Surgical Day Stay will keep Riverview on the leading-edge in the delivery of care and surgical innovation and education."

Some of the changes to new Surgical Day Stay include:

  • Patients and loved ones will be greeted by a team member when they enter the oversized surgical waiting area. This space hosts lounge style comfortable chairs, a flat screen television, calming fish tank, and nourishment area to provide a more relaxed "at home" feel.
  • Once in the unit, patients will be placed in one of 23 new healing bays (21 semi-private and two private bays). Each bay is equipped with a 26" television, along with individually keyed lockers for personal items, and comfortable chairs for family or friends. To create a more healing environment, each bay will also have three options for overhead lighting that can be controlled by the patient.
  • After a procedure, should the surgeon wish to discuss private matters with the family, a new private consultation room is available within the space.

    "Over the past three years, Riverview's surgical volume has grown by more than 20% and has created a need to improve and enhance our current operations," says John Rose, M.D., chairman of surgery at Riverview Medical Center. "The establishment of this high-tech facility is the next step in advancing the Medical Center's mission to provide exceptional care to the community in an environment that is comfortable and close to home. Riverview continues to make significant advances in surgery and we are looking forward to the completion of the next phases of our expansion project for improving surgical services"

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    About Riverview Medical Center
    Riverview Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health Family, is a 463-bed not-for-profit community hospital located on the Navesink River in Red Bank, New Jersey. Riverview Medical Center provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines including: maternity, oncology, orthopedics and rehabilitation, neurology, thoracic and vascular surgery, cardiology, renal dialysis, diabetes management, and emergency and critical care services. Riverview's Jane H. and John Marshall Booker Cancer Center offers comprehensive cancer services close to home, while Riverview's Jane H. Booker Women and Children's Center combines expertise and convenience to address preventative health, diagnosis, treatment, and support for women of all ages. Riverview Rehabilitation Center is Monmouth County's only fully-accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility, and Riverview is a designated Primary Stroke Center and has also maintained prestigious Magnet designation for Nursing Excellence since 1998. Riverview is the only hospital in the region with the groundbreaking CyberKnife® system, offering new hope for patients with inaccessible or inoperable tumors. For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Meridian Health, please call 1-800-DOCTORS or visit