In the less than two years since Kimball Medical Center merged with Monmouth
Medical Center, the newly formed Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus,
has succeeded in providing a greater network of services to Monmouth and
“Since Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus merged with Monmouth
Medical Center in Long Branch, we have made a collaborative commitment
to transform the health care delivery model for the communities we serve,”
said Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, president and chief executive officer,
Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus.
“We are proud of the accomplishments we have made during this short
period of time.”
The merger has allowed Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus to make
major changes – from external renovations to the newly unveiled
single rooms. All rooms have been transitioned to private, making Monmouth
Medical Center, Southern Campus the only hospital in the region to exclusively
offer single rooms for overnight stays.
“Single patient rooms are becoming the industry standard,”
said Dr. Vozos. “Studies show that patients who recuperate in single
patient rooms experience better sleep, faster healing and shorter hospital
stays, which results in fewer hospital-based infections and better outcomes.”
The 54 new Medical/Surgical and 10 Critical Care Unit rooms will include
amenities such as flat-screen TVs, an updated nurse call system and special
features for geriatric patients, including brighter lighting, safer beds
and more security.
A main lobby facelift was completed earlier this year as well a complete
update to the campus’ equipment, adding ‘round-the-clock’
telemetry monitoring for all of its inpatient beds. Additionally, renovations
to the grounds, parking and entrance to outpatient services on Route 9
are under way.
Other changes to the hospital include the introduction of the Geriatric
Emergency Medicine (GEM) Unit and the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE)
Unit, which complement the hospital’s larger initiative to develop
the only Geriatrics Institute of its kind in the region. The Geriatrics
Institute, which is slated to be in full use by August 2016, will provide
integrated inpatient and outpatient geriatrics services to patients 65
and older. The third floor of the hospital will house the inpatient, outpatient
and community education aspects of geriatric medicine in one location.
There will also be a physical therapy gym on this floor specifically developed
to accommodate the needs of aging patients as they transition from inpatient
to outpatient care.
Additionally, the Outpatient Infusion Unit is being renovated and expanded
to better serve more patients while the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center
has found its new home near Outpatient Services in the main hospital.
Breast Center services will now include breast screening mammography,
diagnostic mammography, breast surgery consultation and high risk cancer
assessment. Furthermore, a comprehensive Vascular Center treats a vast
scope of circulatory conditions and complex wounds.
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus was also acknowledged with several
awards and recognitions in 2015, including a successful tri-annual Joint
Commission Survey in June with specific acclamations for nursing excellence;
a successful “Heart Failure” Disease Specific Recertification
awarded; NICHE (Nurses Improving Care of Healthsystem Elders) re-designation
achieved; a Leapfrog Safety Rating Grade A sustained throughout 2015;
and the Press Ganey Scores for the Emergency Department and Ambulatory
Care that continue to be above the 90th percentile with the ED leading the system.
“We sincerely appreciate the support of our surrounding community
while we undergo these renovations both internally and externally,”
Dr. Vozos said. “We look forward to continuing to improve and expand
the programs and services offered at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern
Campus to better serve our patients.”
About Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is an acute-care community hospital
located in Lakewood, Ocean County. A Barnabas Health facility, Monmouth
Medical Center, Southern Campus merged with Monmouth Medical Center, a
teaching hospital located in Long Branch, Monmouth County, in 2014. The
hospitals are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the
communities they proudly serve through expanded access to specialty outpatient
services that focus on preventive medicine and healthy living. The partnership
has also expanded patients' access to geriatric and pediatric emergency
services, as well as outpatient neurology, oncology and geriatric services.
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is in the process of converting
to all private rooms, which will make it the only provider in the region
with all private rooms for overnight stays. For more information about
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, visit