CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Major Upgrade to the Emergency Department

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:

  • State-of-the-art isolation areas
  • A new Fast Track area to address more routine, outpatient needs; Rapid diagnosis and care will allow patients to avoid unnecessary wait times in the main ED area
  • For patients with possible cardiac conditions, a rapid response area with faster access to EKG and Telemetry
  • Surge capacity for mass casualty incidents
  • Monitored patient bays linked to the displays at the nurses’ stations
  • Wall mounted computers in patient rooms for faster documentation
  • Extra seating, mobile work stations and cordless language phones for easier communication with patients/family members
  • Renovated patient bathrooms and the addition of a new handicap accessible bathroom
  • New storage areas to organize and store materials and equipment in a secured and safe environment
  • A psychiatric evaluation room dedicated to psychiatric emergencies
  • Patient bays equipped with TVs
  • Improved reception area

“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.

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