Ocean Medical Center, Hirair & Anna Hovnanian Emergency Care Center

Hackensack Meridian Health

Brick, NJ


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
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The Behavior Health Unit

Windows in each treatment room allow daylight in and views to the outside which should reduce patient stress and incidents of violence. Dimmable corridor lighting outside patient rooms helps patients sleep better, thereby reducing anxiety and stress.

The rooms contain concealed patient headwalls for patient safety. Polycarbonate glazing was used in doors (half glass) of the private patient rooms to allow for visualization, with integral blinds for privacy as needed. T

he design includes a secure vestibule entrance into the unit where patients can be screened. Of the three exits from the unit, one private door connects the nurse station to the main ED.C.D.