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