Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Hosts Fall Open House and Reception to Showcase Upgraded Facilities


LAKEWOOD, N.J. – Since the merger between the former Kimball Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center was announced, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus (MMCSC) has undergone significant renovations and upgrades to offer local residents greater access to advanced health care services and programs. To mark the completion of three major projects, MMCSC will host a Fall Open House and Reception on Thursday, November 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Open to all members of the community, the Open House will include remarks by Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, executive vice president, RWJBarnabas Health and chief executive, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, and tours of newly renovated and updated portions of the hospital. Areas featured on the tour will include the newly updated Main Lobby, Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM) Unit, Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center, Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit and its private rooms, and the Geriatrics Institute.

A highlight of the tour will be MMCSC’s one-of-a-kind Geriatrics Institute, which will be opening its doors mid-November and will provide integrated inpatient and outpatient geriatric services for patients 65 and older. The third floor of MMCSC will house the inpatient, outpatient and community education aspects of geriatric medicine in one location. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and audiologists will also be located on this floor to accommodate the needs of patients as they transition from inpatient to outpatient care.

Further complementing the Geriatrics Institute are the Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM) Unit, created to meet the more complex needs of seniors in emergency care, and the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit, an inpatient unit utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to collaboratively develop a patient-centered care plan.

Another newly enhanced portion of the facility highlighted during the Open House tour includes the relocated Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center. The Breast Center, following the addition of fellowship-trained breast surgeons Manpreet Kohli, M.D. and Sumy Chang, M.D., now offers services that include breast screening mammography, diagnostic mammography, breast surgery consultation and high-risk cancer assessment.

In the short time following the merger, MMCSC has completed numerous large-scale projects, including updating the main lobby; renovating the grounds, parking areas and façade on the Route 9 side of the building; and transitioning all patient rooms to private rooms, making MMCSC the only hospital in the region to exclusively offer single rooms for overnight stays.

Please register for MMCSC’s Fall Open House by calling 1.888.724.7123.

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