HOLMDEL, NJ - Exciting developments have been underway at Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel. You can see them here in a unique time-lapse video released by Hackensack Meridian Health. 

The new emergency care center will include:

  • Thirty-five private patient bays.
  • Space for behavioral health patients.
  • A larger ambulance arrival area that can accommodate six ambulances at once.
  • A dedicated area for pediatric patients.
  • New imaging technology and equipment, including CAT scan.
  • The ability to add three additional floors, which will connect to the campus' west tower, to accommodate future growth.

Named in honor of the late Dr. Robert H. Harris, following a pledge by the Middletown-based Golden Dome Foundation, which was founded by Harris and his wife Mary Ellen Harris, the organization's current president. The pledge is the largest in Bayshore Medical Center's history. "My husband, Bob, for whom this building is named, had a love for medicine and great respect for the work of the care team at Bayshore Medical Center," Mary Ellen Harris said in an earlier statement. 

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Hackensack Meridian Health has invested heavily in the new Emergency Care Center, which will have the capacity to care for 55,000 people annually. The new center will offer decreased wait times and increased efficiency so that patients with emergent needs have access to the most advanced emergency care available – right in their own backyard.

The pledge by the Golden Dome Foundation contributed to a $150 million fundraising goal as part of a successful Meridian Health Foundation Giving Heals campaign. To learn more about how you can support the foundations of Hackensack Meridian Health, please visit www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/give-now/.

A rendering of the Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center at Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel.