New Jersey’s new Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill recently celebrated its grand opening. The five-story, 465,000-square-foot inpatient hospital is Gloucester County’s first hospital to open in 45 years and will help meet growing demand in the region.
With its partners Array Architects and Leach Wallace Associates, Skanska USA built the facility using the Integrated Project Delivery approach, which brought approximately 400 local full-time jobs to the construction site.
The new hospital will provide inpatient hospital care with 210 private rooms, surgical suites, emergency department with dedicated pediatric and senior ERs and a maternity center. The project also includes a new central utility plant and solar field, which provides electrical power, heating/hot water and chilled water to the facility.
In addition to the new hospital, Skanska is also building Inspira Health’s new Leading-Edge Cancer Center, slated to open in early 2020. An attached addition to the main hospital building, the new cancer center spans 120,000 square feet and will provide comprehensive cancer services all under one roof. By co-locating medical, radiation and surgical oncologists in one space, patients who need to see multiple specialists will be able to do so in one visit, in one location and possibly in the same exam room. Support services, including nutrition counseling, physical therapy, patient navigation and social work, will also be provided in the cancer center. The addition will also be home to several suites devoted to non-cancer-related clinical and office functions.