H.O.P.E. Tower (Healing Out Patient Experience)

, Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack, NJ

exterior view
LOBBY CORRIDOR
LOBBY
NURSES STATION
PATIENT ROOM
STAIR
ROOF TERRACE
EXTERIOR VIEW
CORRIDOR AND LOBBY

The Healing Outpatient Experience Tower (H.O.P.E. Tower) at Jersey Shore University Medical Center expands the boundaries of what’s possible for research, discovery, and patient-centered care. A state-of-the-art cancer center and home to the area’s only academic graduate teaching center, Hackensack Meridian Health facility meets education and research needs while providing outpatients the best possible care, including surgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, and OBGYN.

The warm and welcoming design of H.O.P.E. Tower offers the latest in technology and treatment options, including dedicated areas for infusion, radiation therapy, counseling, and supportive care – all in one convenient location. 

Inspired by the power of nature to impact our wellbeing, when you arrive at H.O.P.E. Tower from the dedicated parking garage, you’re welcomed by floor-to-ceiling windows and views of a living wall in a garden courtyard. Native plants soften the exterior red brick wall and tie into the Dogwood-themed interior. White blossoms are scattered throughout the design and blend with nature’s palette of soft blues and grass greens.

At the heart of the building is a sunny orange elevator tower. As you travel from floor to floor, the tower serves as centralized wayfinding, guiding you back to information desks and nursing stations. On your journey, you’ll find outpatient imaging, laboratory, and testing services conveniently located on the first floor. Visit the pediatric floor dotted with cheerful art and child-size seating, then say hello to one of our specialist physicians located on the upper floors. Along the way, you might catch a glimpse of Seton Hall University researchers hard at work in the 9,500 square-foot Center for Simulation and Experiential Learning.

The tower culminates on the 10th floor with an Education and Conference Center with a green roof and outdoor terrace overlooking the Atlantic. Here, you’ll find well-appointed conference rooms, and you could catch a lecture in The John K. Lloyd Amphitheater — offering yet another way to create the best patient experience.

Building Facts

  • 10 Stories
  • Projected Energy Cost Savings of $75,000 per Year and a Projected EUI of 52 kBtu/sf/yr
  • 1500-Car Garage
  • 300,000 SF
  • Design, Master Planning, Interior Design, Design Documentation, Construction Administration

Modeled Annual Energy Savings

$277,756 Energy Costs
21 % Percentage Cost Savings
747,513 kWh Energy Savings
32 % Percentage Energy Savings

The new tower fosters a healing outpatient experience for the communities we serve, setting the bar for the next generation of care.

Kenneth N. Sable, MD, MBA, FACEP President, Jersey Shore University Medical Center