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
OCM Behavioral Health area

The Behavioral Health Unit

Ocean Medical Center in New Jersey and EYP combined an evidence-based design process with a robust empathetic approach to transform the behavioral health component of OMC’s emergency department. The BH 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.