By HCO News Staff
MADISON, N.J.—Holt Construction recently wrapped the Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute (ARI) for Atlantic Health System and Kindred Healthcare, LLC.
The new, $24-million, state-of-the-art, two-story inpatient rehabilitation hospital located in Madison is the first standalone hospital to be built from the ground up by Atlantic Health System. Led by Healthcare Project Executive Wayne Lawrence, Holt delivered comprehensive construction management services on this modern, 46,000-square-foot inpatient rehabilitation care facility.
“We are proud to partner with Kindred Healthcare to provide top-caliber patient care in the exceptional healing environment that has been created,” said Amy Perry, senior vice president, Integrated Care Delivery and CEO of Atlantic health’s Hospital Division.
The new ARI facility includes numerous unique innovations and technologies intended to offer patients the best possible care, with a focus on helping patients prepare for the end of their hospital stay and transition to their regular life. These include a therapeutic courtyard that features different surfaces, such as gravel, paver stones, a putting green, a ramp and stairs and a simulated curb with a wheelchair cutout to practice real-world walking. Additionally, ARI features a unique Activities of Daily Living Suite, which allows patients to spend the night in a stimulated home environment complete with a full kitchen, bathroom with a standing shower and bathtub and a washer and dryer, in order to practice their return to daily life and prepare for a return to home activities, when ready.
ARI will also include a spacious and renovated gym with ceiling lifts and brand-new equipment, as well as bionic, assisted movement systems that will help patients regain movement. The hospital was also designed to accommodate for visiting families, with several meeting spaces, and amenities such as a putting green and basketball court, which both patients and their visitors can enjoy.
“We’re excited to deliver this impressive facility for Atlantic Health System and Kindred Healthcare,” said Chris Asaro, president of Holt Construction. “We are proud to have been part of such an impactful project.” Holt worked directly for Bremner Real Estate, a national real estate developer with expertise in health care buildings.
The ARI project was a finalist in 2019 for a United Way Impact Award and was recognized by the Alliance for Action as a Leading Infrastructure Project in New Jersey.
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, N.J., is an integrated healthcare delivery system powered by a workforce of more than 16,500 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities.
Holt Construction Corp. is a full-service Construction Management and General Contracting firm offering an extensive range of services in markets that include Healthcare, Corporate Interiors, Aviation, Hospitality, Retail, and Food & Beverage.
Earl Swensson Associates served as the design firm on the ARI project.