CarePoint Health CEO Dennis Kelly, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and other elected officials cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center’s renovated Emergency Department. With an investment of close to one million dollars, the Emergency Department has created a facility designed to decrease wait times, handle increased patient volume and provide the highest quality care in a state-of-the-art environment.
“When CarePoint Health first acquired Bayonne Medical Center, the financials were upside-down, the facility was in need of repair and the reputation left a lot to be desired,” said Dennis Kelly, CEO of CarePoint Health. “Today, CarePoint Health has invested tens of millions of dollars in the physical plant; the financials have gotten better, but most importantly, the care has improved dramatically. These improvements to the Emergency Department come as the latest step to better serve the entire Bayonne community.” This nearly million dollar upgrade will ensure that CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center Emergency Department is ready to deal with whatever comes through their doors.
This expansion is designed to serve the entire community, including care for the uninsured and Medicaid population. “In 2013, 58 percent of the individuals who arrived in the emergency department were uninsured or had Medicaid,” said Dennis Kelly, CEO of CarePoint Health. “This formula has put many health care institutions across the country out of business. Here at CarePoint Health, we accept and embrace this duty to provide care to this segment of our population.” This renovation will allow CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center to continue to meet the needs of the residents of Bayonne.
Highlights of the Emergency Department upgrade include:
“We at CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center work every day and every night to make sure that we are providing superior care to every individual that comes through our door,” said Mark Spektor, President and CEO of Bayonne Medical Center. “As the City of Bayonne continues to grow, we want to make sure that we are ready to grow with it.” With hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on facilities, technology and training, this Emergency Department, and our partners at McCabe Ambulance look forward to many years of service to the City of Bayonne.Related Articles: