HACKENSACK– Hackensack University Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Hackensack Meridian Health, is transforming its campus with the construction of a new, state-of-the-art patient pavilion along Second Street in Hackensack, New Jersey. With a gross square footage of 530,000 sq. ft., the building will feature nine floors of cutting-edge technology and will create modern surgical suites and private rooms.

On Thurs., Sept. 12 at 10 a.m., the groundbreaking ceremony will take place located at the Hackensack University Medical Center at 60 Second Street in Hackensack.

The new pavilion will feature 24 new operating rooms, new and improved Intensive Care Unit beds, and three floors of private patient rooms. The building will also include: a new Second Street entrance and visitor lobby; a visitor center; a new central sterile processing department; 24 operating rooms including an intraoperative MRI; 50 Intensive Care Unit beds; shell space for an addition 25 ICUs; 100 medical-surgical beds and 50 bed Orthopedic Institute.

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A key component of the project is a new, state-of-the-art 43,500-square-foot Central Utility Plant which is currently under construction at 60 Second St., next to the Hillcrest Building, which will power the hospital’s campus and house the boilers, steam equipment, chillers, cooling towers and emergency generators. This will provide the hospital with enhanced capacity and redundancy while also providing energy efficiency.

Hackensack University Medical Center is the largest employer in Bergen County with more than 8,000 team members.