In 2002, RWJUH added 90 private state-of-the-art inpatient rooms and 30 private CCU rooms, increasing to a 600-bed facility with the construction of the Cancer Hospital project. Expansion also included the Radiation Oncology Department, TomoTherapy, MRI, Ultrasound, Stem Cell Lab, Emergency Department, Registration, Gift Shop and Cafeteria.
SM&W provided medical equipment planning and installation for the first of its kind Proton Beam Therapy System in the Radiation Oncology suite. Due to the innovative nature of this project, the team faced numerous regulatory and operational challenges.
The five-story Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital consolidates all pediatric services and programs under one roof, featuring a Pediatric Emergency Department, an expanded Child Life Center, family center, school room, and private rooms for parent stays. The 125,000-square foot building includes 70 pediatric beds, operating room suites, surgical same day care facilities, and resource centers complete with books, periodicals, videos and internet computer access. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital also underwent a vertical expansion consisting of a three-level addition atop the existing five-story Children’s Hospital. The vertical expansion included a new 24-bed pediatric patient floor, an NICU and Level II Nursery floor, and a 15,000-square foot flex space top floor.