A beam signing ceremony was held recently to commemorate another construction milestone of the new 87,000 square foot expansion to Clara Maass Medical Center. Representatives from Barnabas Health, Rendina Healthcare Real Estate and city officials gathered to celebrate this benchmark and sign a beam that was later integrated into the steel framework of the facility.
Once completed, the facility will become the new front entrance to the hospital, housing 43,000 square feet of Class-A physician office space and a state-of-the-art, 32-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU), among other amenities.
“Our significant investment in this extensive renovation reinforces our commitment to transforming the delivery of quality health care for our patients,” said Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD, President and Chief Executive Office of Clara Maass Medical Center. “We’re excited to turn Clara Maass into the flagship healthcare provider in the region where we will offer exceptional healthcare services to the community.”
Steve Barry, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Leasing for Rendina, is intimately familiar with the project and its future impact on the area’s residents.
“We are proud to partner with Clara Maass Medical Center and Barnabas Health on a facility that literally changes the face of the hospital and provides better access to high quality healthcare for the residents of this community,” Mr. Barry said. “The physicians locating within the new facility will have access to the latest technology and patients will receive care in a comfortable healing environment.”
The new ICU and medical office building are scheduled to open in early 2017.