The new Hunterdon Healthcare imaging and surgery center at 1125 Route 22 in Bridgewater — Courtesy: DMR Architects
By Joshua Burd
A hospital system has opened a new medical office facility on Route 22 in Bridgewater and will soon debut two others in the region, all under projects overseen by DMR Architects.
The design firm said recently that its client, Hunterdon Healthcare, had opened an imaging and surgery center at 1125 Route 22. The space occupies a 55,000-square-foot former Bank of America building, which DMR is retrofitting as part of a three-phase redesign.
A host of specialty practices with Hunterdon Healthcare will occupy the office, including cardiology, an ambulatory surgical center, an imaging center, ophthalmology and many others, DMR said. Atlantic Health System, through an alliance with Hunterdon Healthcare, will also have specialists in the new location.
All photos courtesy: DMR Architects
The Hasbrouck Heights-based design firm is also near completion of a 10,270-square-foot second floor of a building in the Hawk Pointe section of Washington Township, following completion of the first floor in 2016. Hunterdon Healthcare was also starting work on the 4,600-square foot family practice at the Hickory Run Medical building in Califon.
“While health care system expansion is now becoming the norm, Hunterdon Healthcare Systems was ahead of the curve, recognizing and responding to changing residential patterns years ago,” said Lloyd Rosenberg, CEO and president of DMR Architects. “New Jersey residents are moving farther out from urban and suburban areas where a high quality of life is more affordable, and businesses of all kinds are smart to expand or move close to potential customers, or in this case, patients.”
In a news release, DMR said its design emphasizes a patient flow circulation, with open nursing stations acting as hubs for each specialty at all Hunterdon Healthcare facilities, creating touchpoints between patients and providers throughout the space.
At the Hawk Pointe facility, DMR redesigned space for a pediatric unit and designed a podiatry unit from previously undeveloped space, the news release said. The building’s first floor includes behavioral health, family practice and occupational and physical therapy on its 10,270-square-foot first floor.
The Hickory Run medical building will continue to provide current services in an enhanced patient care facility.
“Patients shop around for health care the same way they do for other products and services,” Mr. Rosenberg said. “We’re reimaging spaces to support Hunterdon Healthcare’s goal to provide personalized care in easily accessible office spaces.”