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Trinitas Regional Medical Center Unveils the New Gary S. Horan Emergency Department

The new sign above the Gary S. Horan Emergency Department at Trinitas. Credits: Courtesy of Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President and CEO, Trinitas Regional Medical Center. Credits: Courtesy of Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Gary S. Horan, President and CEO and Nadine Brechner, Chief Development Officer and Vice President, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, greeting guests at the opening reception. Credits: Kathryn Phelps
The Emergency Room project included the addition of three new Intensive Care Unit beds. These beds will help move patients who have been admitted into the Medical Center more quickly. Credits: Courtesy of Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Part of the project included the placement of a 128-slice CT scanner and an ultrasound suite within the confines of the Emergency Department. Credits: Courtesy of Trinitas Regional Medical Center
L to R: Nadine Brechner, Chief Development Officer and Vice President, Executive Director. Gary S. Horan, President and CEO. Doug Harris, BA, MS, Vice President/Marketing and Public Relations. Credits: Kathryn Phelps
Event Speaker, Joe Cryan, Sheriff, Union County. Credits: Kathryn Phelps
Façade Trinitas Regional Medical Center. Credits: Kathryn Phelps

ELIZABETH, NJ – In an opening ceremony held last evening at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, a brand new and expanded $18.7 million dollar Emergency Department was unveiled.

The new emergency department was named for Trinitas President and CEO Gary S. Horan to pay tribute to his decades of leadership in the healthcare field. FACHE, (Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives).

The Medical Center’s new department now has 45 rooms for treating emergency visits, along with a new  state-of-the-art scanner that will help speeds diagnosis and delivery of patient care.

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The expanded 24,000 square-foot Emergency Department has designated separate treatment areas for seniors, families and children. Three additional intensive care units have been added as part of the overall project.

Trinitas serves over 73,000 emergency visits each year.

"Trinitas has one of the busiest emergency departments in New Jersey," Horan said. said.

The entire $18.7 million dollar cost was made possible by donations from area foundations, corporations, individuals and Trinitas employees Horan said. 



"The expansion and facility enhancements are vital to patient care in Elizabeth and its surrounding communities. As a primary healthcare provider in the Central Jersey region, Trinitas has long been committed to the needs of the communities it serves. In the past 15 years, we have seen that residents rely on us to care for them in the face of medical emergencies.” 

According to a hospital spokesperson, the goal of the new facility is to deliver quicker, high quality emergency care.


Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Trinitas John D’Angelo said that an aging population is a key contributor resulting in a higher number of emergency visits.

“With a population that is growing older, we see more cardiac and stroke cases due to age-related factors." D'Angelo said.  "With separate treatment areas, including an expanded ‘fast track’ area for minor emergencies, patients will experience more personalized care tailored to their needs."

That level of care will also be delivered more swiftly as a result of a number of technological innovations, D'Angelo added. 

The ceremony’s opening remarks were made by Nadine Brechner, Vice President and Executive Director, Trinitas Health Foundation.

Other notable speakers at the ceremony included ZElizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Mayor of Elizabeth, Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan, and Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth and Vice Chair, Trinitas Sister Rosemary Moynihan.

The emergency department sign was revealed to the crowd as they gathered on a rooftop adjacent to the new facility.

 “The choice of Gary Horan for this significant honor was a very easy decision for us. There is simply no one else who has the healthcare experience and leadership talent, nor can anyone but Gary generate such immense respect among all who know him,” Victor Richel, Chairman of the Board at Trinitas said. "It is fitting that Gary Horan’s name and legacy are attached to a facility such as this that is truly a lifeline for the community we serve,” 

Horan has been president and CEO of Trinitas since 2001 and is a resident of Sea Girt, NJ. He spent prior years as Vice President of Hospital Operations for New York University Medical Center, and as Executive Vice President of St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond, New York. 

Horan has been recognized by a variety of organizations such as the Greater New York Healthcare Association in recognition for his leadership in regional healthcare. In 2007, the organization elected him the first non-New York CEO to serve as chairman in its then 103-year history. 

He currently serves on the Board of the New Jersey Hospital Association, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the Hospital Alliance of New Jersey.

"This project is all about Trinitas' mission of service to the community," Richel said. "By treating over 70,000 emergencies per year, Trinitas has become, more than ever, a true lifeline for those we serve."

For more information about Trinitas Regional Medical Center visit them here: http://trinitasrmc.org/.

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