Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus and Monmouth Medical Center Partner with Bikur Cholim to Bring Shuttle Service to Hospitals

02/16/2016

Local residents now have access to a new shuttle that will transport patients, visitors and guests back and forth from Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus to Monmouth Medical Center, thanks to a partnership between Bikur Cholim and the two health care facilities.

Open free of charge to those in the community, the shuttle provides easy access for those in need of a ride to get to either campus or to travel between campuses. Bikur Cholim, which translates to “visiting the sick” in Hebrew, will provide the vehicle service to operate the van.

“At Barnabas Health, we are committed to building healthier communities,” said Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, president and chief executive officer, Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus. “This shuttle will do more than keep us present in local neighborhoods – it will give patients an opportunity to access the care and support they need at either location, as well as make commutes for visitors and guests much easier.”

The shuttle will make the following public stops in the community:

Morning Shuttles
Pick Up: Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus – 9:30 a.m.
600 River Avenue, Lakewood
Arrive: Monmouth Medical Center – 10:30 a.m.
300 Second Avenue, Long Branch

Pick Up: Monmouth Medical Center – 11:30 a.m.
300 Second Avenue, Long Branch
Arrive: Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus – 12:30 p.m.
600 River Avenue, Lakewood

Afternoon Shuttles
Pick Up: Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus – 6 p.m.
600 River Avenue, Lakewood
Arrive: Monmouth Medical Center – 7 p.m.
300 Second Avenue, Long Branch

Pick Up: Monmouth Medical Center – 8 p.m.
300 Second Avenue, Long Branch
Arrive: Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus – 9 p.m.
600 Rive Avenue, Lakewood

“The need for transportation between Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is constantly growing,” said Yehudah Kaszirer of Bikur Cholim. “Now with the direct shuttle between campuses, in addition to regular shuttle services, transportation is no longer a cause for concern in the community.”

The shuttle will also offer door-to-door services to local residents in the Lakewood and Long Branch communities. This service, which will require advance reservations, will provide transportation from one’s residence to either of the hospitals. No reservation is necessary to catch the van from Monmouth Medical Center or Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus.

For more information or to make a reservation for door-to-door shuttle service, please contact 866-905-3020.

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 www.barnabashealth.org.

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