HealthcareNewark Beth Israel Medical Center Opens Dedicated Geriatric Unit

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Opens Dedicated Geriatric Unit

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (Newark, N.J.), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has opened a new comprehensive geriatric unit that includes 24 private beds and spans two floors of the hospital.

The unit is designed for older adult patients and features large-sized rooms to accommodate physical therapy activities, beds specifically designed to reduce pressure injuries and reduce fall hazards, cushioned slip-resistant flooring, and sliding doors to private bathrooms with guardrails. Additionally, select rooms have been outfitted with equipment to support non-ambulatory patients.

The unit also features hallways with guardrails, pull-out seating, a centralized nurses’ station, and dimmable lighting as well as wheelchair-accessible family visitor lounges.

The project is part of an $150 million expansion project, which also includes expanded adult and pediatric emergency departments, new hybrid operating rooms, a new critical care unit, and a renovated maternity unit.

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