Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell Opens Its Doors
Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell officially opened its doors to patients. The 223-bed hospital sits on 165-acres of property in Hopewell Twp, NJ and offers a wide range of medical services to patients from throughout the region.
The new Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, located directly off Interstate 95 at the Scotch Road exit, replaces the healthcare system’s Mercer hospital located in Trenton. Capital Health Regional Medical Center, also located in Trenton, remains open featuring $100 million in renovations also being completed this year.
Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell features high level, specialized medical services such as neurosciences, digestive health, advanced orthopedic services, cancer, CyberKnife® radiosurgery, daVinci® robotic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and specialized pediatric emergency care. These advanced medical services are delivered in a non-traditional hospital setting that incorporates patient-friendly design with unique, environmentally conscious features. Amenities include an on-site spa, coffee kiosk, cyber café, bistro and boutique gift shops.
A total of 67 patients from Capital Health – Mercer were transferred by 24 ambulances to Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell. As of 6 am on Sunday, November 6, Mercer ceased admitting inpatients and will only offer emergency services at its Satellite Emergency Department (SED). In addition to the SED, Capital Health – Mercer will house a wide variety of administrative offices, including Human Resources, Clinical and Community Education and offices of the county-wide Mobile Intensive Care Unit.
The first patient to be transferred from Mercer was expectant mother Dava Rogers, from Trenton. Rogers, who was transferred to the Josephine Plumeri Birthing Center at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, is expecting her third child, her first girl.
Hamilton resident, Elizabeth Fields, delivered the last baby to be born at Mercer hospital just before 1:30 am Sunday morning. Fields and her son Thomas, were later transferred to Capital Health Medical Center- Hopewell.
“Today marks an important milestone for Capital Health. From two hospitals that merged to stay viable, a new Capital Health has emerged and with it the finest medical facility available. This new medical center features sophisticated technology and medical services, highly skilled physicians and clinicians, and amenities that completely alter the experience of being in, or visiting, a hospital,” said Al Maghazehe, President and CEO, Capital Health. “I congratulate the entire team who coordinated and participated in today’s move and opening day. Everything went smoothly and as planned.”
“The opening of Capital Health Medical Center- Hopewell is a significant advancement in our commitment to provide patients in this region a level of healthcare that they previously had to seek in major cities like Philadelphia and New York,” said Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr., Chairman of the Capital Health Board of Directors. “Not only do they now have access to some of most skilled specialists and surgeons in a number of specialties, but patients can access these services in an environment that promotes healing and offers comfort unlike any other facility in the region.”
The new hospital and attached medical office building feature environmentally friendly design based on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System TM (LEED). These features include roof gardens that recycle rainwater, technologies that reduce heating and cooling requirements and patient rooms with ample sunlight and beautiful views.
In addition to operating the SED at the Mercer Campus, primary care services will be offered by Capital Health at the newly opened Capital Health Family Medicine - Trenton located at the Capital Health Family Health Center at 433 Bellevue Avenue (across the street from Mercer) in Trenton.
Free shuttle service will be provided for employees, mobile patients and visitors who do not have their own transportation to the Hopewell campus. These shuttles will depart from the front of Capital Health’s Family Health Center (located at 433 Bellevue Avenue) to the main entrance at Hopewell. The shuttle will leave the Family Health Center every hour, on the hour, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (seven days per week).