Construction Begins on HMH Raritan Bay Medical Center Behavioral Health Expansion

HMH Raritan Bay Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center has broken ground on its multi-million dollar Behavioral Health expansion, featuring a warm new modern design with more natural light.

“We are excited that construction has begun on our new state-of-the-art behavioral health unit,” said Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian. Health. “We look forward to opening the first phase of the Behavioral Health expansion later this summer.”

“Now more than ever it is important that we invest in our community’s behavioral health infrastructure,” said Senator Vitale, Speaker Coughlin and Assemblywoman Lopez. As the impact of the pandemic continues to create a sharp increase in demand for mental health services, especially among our children, Hackensack Meridian Health’s investment to expand inpatient behavioral health services at Raritan Bay Medical Center satisfies a critical and urgent need. We applaud the hospital for this project and look forward to building it and ultimately addressing the needs of the Middlesex County community by making Raritan Bay Medical Center a behavioral health center of excellence.”

“The Behavioral Health unit at Raritan Bay Medical Center will become a premier inpatient specialty facility serving adults, providing geriatric psychiatric care and dual diagnosis (psychiatry/addiction) services. Additionally, other specialty care programs will be added to the unit that will allow patients and the community to receive comprehensive behavioral health services within a seamless continuum of care close to home,” according to Don Parker, president of Behavioral Health Care Transformation. Services for Hackensack Meridian.

“Preventing, treating and supporting recovery from behavioral health issues is essential for healthy, safe and successful communities,” said Mayor Helmin J. Caba, City of Perth Amboy. “I am very appreciative of Hackensack Meridian for their commitment to ensuring that everyone has the best opportunity to succeed in addressing the behavioral health needs of our residents.”

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Full completion of the project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2023.

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