Ocean Medical Center, Hirair & Anna Hovnanian Emergency Care Center

, Hackensack Meridian Health

Brick, NJ

View of Ocean Medical Center exterior
View of Nurse's station
Pediatrics area
Patient waiting
exterior at dusk

We partnered with the client on a facility master plan to guide campus development through 2020. A three-story addition has enabled the Medical Center to relocate and significantly expand its emergency department, while adding shelled space for future diagnostic programs and a total of 108 new private patient rooms. The project adopts innovations from our design for Jersey Shore University Medical Center – for example, adding shared spaces to each inpatient “neighborhood” enables nurses to more efficiently manage patient care.

Building Facts

  • 140,000 GSF
OCM Behavioral Health area

The Behavioral Health Unit

The transformed Behavioral Health unit now houses seven private patient rooms, each offering windows with access to daylight from the adjacent outdoor garden. A new vestibule entrance for patient screening creates a safer environment while dedicated, protective nursing work areas facilitate high visibility and improve the ability to conduct tasks with minimal interruptions, promoting better treatment outcomes.