BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — In a partnership between Hunterdon Healthcare and Atlantic Health System, a new health services building is now an option for Somerset County residents.
The new facility will include specialty services of the Hunterdon Healthcare System, including gastroenterology, endocrinology, urology, breast surgery, cardiology, physical and occupational therapy, imaging, diagnostic services and procedural services. The new facility will occupy 55,000 square feet (at 1121 Route 22 West, formerly Bank of America and the corporate headquarters of the former First National Bank of Central Jersey). The building is celebrating its grand opening on June 30.
Through the alliance with Hunterdon Healthcare and Atlantic Health System, Atlantic Health System will lease space in the building and provide surgical specialists along with Hunterdon Medical Center surgeons, according to an article in mycentraljersey.com.
With the partnership, each health system is able to retain its independence, while creating significant clinical and economic efficiencies to lower the cost of health care while providing the highest quality services, according to mycentraljersey.com.
“Many of our patients call Somerset County their home and we want to provide the highest quality care and the most convenient care to our patients,” said Robert P. Wise, president and CEO of Hunterdon Healthcare, in a statement to mycentraljersey.com.
While the new facility will alleviate worry from area residents about their access to health care needs — Wise and Hunterdon Healthcare also wanted to be able to provide urgent facilities for local counties. An Urgent Care Center will be opened on Route 206 later this year in order to provide the most comprehensive range of care to patients, according to mycentraljersey.com.
Hunterdon Healthcare Urgent Care will offer onsite x-ray, EKG’s, blood work/lab testing, immunizations, audiometric testing, spirometry and vision screening, according to the article. The Urgent Care Center will also provide occupational health medical services to employers throughout the area and offer Department of Transportation physicals, pre-employment physicals, HAZMAT physicals, OSHA respirator physicals, initial work injury, fitness for duty and return to duty physicals, drug and alcohol testing and medical review officer services.