INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. and NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — New Jersey-based Palisades Medical Center and Indianapolis, Ind.-based commercial real estate developer Duke Realty recently broke ground for a 57,000-square-foot Ambulatory Service Building in North Bergen, about 12 miles northeast of Newark.
Bruce J. Markowitz, president and CEO of Palisades Medical Center, noted, “The new medical office building will expand Palisades Medical Center’s capabilities and provide our patients with convenient access to new, specialty care services that they would otherwise not find in our communities. It is critical in today’s healthcare environment to create facilities that support our mission and goals through operational efficiencies, patient comfort and clinical outcomes. This expansion will also help create a significant number of job opportunities for residents in our community.”
“Duke Realty is proud to partner with Palisades Medical Center to develop a cutting-edge medical facility for New Jersey residents,” says Duke Realty Executive Vice President Deeni Taylor. “We are committed to using our healthcare real estate expertise to build a facility that will enhance residents’ health and really benefit the community.”
The three-story Ambulatory Service Building will provide state-of-the-art ambulatory and specialty care services, including a dialysis center, Hackensack University Medical Center’s John Theurer Cancer Center, Ambulatory Center for Endoscopy, cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedics and multi-specialty physician practices from Hackensack University Medical Center.
The architect for the project is AMB Development Group and the general contractor is Structure Tone. The facility is expected to be completed in the fall of 2014.