Jersey Shore University Medical Center Set to Break Ground on HOPE Tower
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, part of the Meridian Health family, is preparing to break ground this fall on the HOPE Tower Project – a $265 million dollar building development on the hospital's east campus that will provide a new healing outpatient experience for the community. HOPE Tower's expected date of completion is early 2018.
Guided by a patient-centered approach towards care, and informed by the latest medical breakthroughs, HOPE Tower expands upon Jersey Shore's comprehensive services by providing a thoughtful and accessible health care experience. The development includes HOPE Tower – a ten-story medical office building housing a dedicated Meridian Cancer Care center, outpatient imaging services, a clinical academic center, an innovative simulation laboratory, and a nine-level parking garage building with more than 1,500 new parking spaces for patients, guests and team members.
HOPE Tower's 58,000 square foot Cancer Care center will offer comprehensive treatment options including surgical specialties, medical oncology, advanced radiation therapy and minimally invasive interventional therapies. The new center is designed for Jersey Shore's multi-disciplinary team of specialists who deliver coordinated and compassionate care treating a range of oncological conditions.
Jersey Shore is committed to advancing medical knowledge, both as the region's only academic university-level teaching center and as a clinical research facility. HOPE Tower will serve as the home of Meridian Research Services and the system's medical education programs. Jersey Shore's Faculty – including physicians specializing in medical practice areas such as Surgery, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology – will also be headquartered at HOPE Tower. With expert clinicians, a state-of-the-art amphitheater, and a high-tech simulation laboratory, HOPE Tower will foster the next generation of medical leaders and provide access to the most promising clinical trials and therapies.
"The demand for Jersey Shore's health care services continues to increase, and HOPE Tower enables our hospital to grow with the communities we serve," says Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center. "We've always focused on providing a patient-centered approach towards health care, and HOPE Tower allows us to expand our services in a modern, healing environment with access to leading clinicians and the latest medical breakthroughs."