Ocean Medical Center in Brick has opened the doors to its new $82-million-dollar, state-of-the-art Emergency Care Center.

Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Emergency Care Center (Ocean Medical Center)

The Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Emergency Care Center introduces a patient experience unlike any other in the region. The official ribbon cutting to mark completion of the new emergency department was recently held and the facility is already receiving patients.

“We knew this was a rare opportunity to change the face of emergency care,” says Dean Q. Lin, FACHE, president of Ocean Medical Center. “It was more than making a physical transformation. It was about creating an environment of tranquility and comfort when people are at their highest stress levels, and providing a setting that calms you every step of the way.”

The medical center embarked on the ambitious project in June 2012 as part of an $82 million Master Facility Plan that is designed to meet the changing needs of the community. An emergency department unlike any other was at the heart of this initiative.

With a footprint triple the size of the existing space, the thoughtful design of the Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Emergency Care Center provides patients and their families the best care in a beautiful, comfortable, healing environment. From the moment patients walk in the door, they are immediately guided to the appropriate treatment area.

Privacy and comfort can be found in 49 rooms, some of which are dedicated to the unique needs of those with minor injuries, pediatric and behavioral health needs. Registration takes place at the bedside while care begins immediately. Improved processes, dedicated technology and skilled caregivers result in expedient care that gets patients back to the comfort of their own home.