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Greater Access to Emergency Care at Capital Health Regional Medical Center

Expanded Emergency Department Capacity Part of Continuing Investments in Trenton

Capital Health Regional Medical Center 2024 Emergency Department Expansion

Trenton, NJ - May 29, 2024 --- Capital Health has officially opened expanded Emergency Department space for patient care at Capital Health Regional Medical Center (RMC) located at 750 Brunswick Avenue in Trenton. The Emergency Department at RMC has added 16 new beds to allow for 50 beds total (including fast track beds) with an additional trauma bay bringing the total of trauma-dedicated beds to three.  

The project benefitted significantly from a $6.3 million grant through the American Rescue Plan Act and a partnership with the Department of Community Affairs.

“The health care landscape in the City of Trenton has seen significant changes in recent years, so it’s more important than ever for Capital Health to preserve and expand key medical services and patient-centered care,” said Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr., chairman, Capital Healthcare Inc. Board of Trustees. “By pairing Capital Health’s commitment and vision with the key support of our elected officials, the Department of Community Affairs and the Department of Health, and other key partners, we can keep working to increase the breadth of emergency care available to accommodate more patients and continue to address the pressing health care needs our neighbors face every day.” 

“The expansion of our Emergency Department at Capital Health Regional Medical Center would not have been possible without the support of our elected officials as well as New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs and Department of Health,” said Al Maghazehe, president and CEO of Capital Health. “Thanks to their support, we are able to make ongoing investments in the communities we serve and foster our shared commitment to providing Trenton area residents with access to advanced, comprehensive health care.”

This increase in capacity at the Emergency Department marks the beginning of extensive renovations at RMC that include additional patient floors and a new state-of-the-art cardiac surgery suite. The projects will all benefit from funding from the state, thanks to the support of the state legislative delegation for the 15th district and the Governor’s Office. Additional projects beyond the ED at RMC will also benefit from a $500,000 grant from Bank of America which was awarded to Capital Health to support expanded access at the Trenton location. 

Capital Health Regional Medical Center is a hospital with a long history of serving the region. The hospital includes a state designated comprehensive stroke center (part of the Capital Institute for Neurosciences), the Level II Bristol-Myers Squibb Trauma Center, a cardiac surgery and cardiovascular services program, and Mercer County's designated Emergency Mental Health Services Center. Capital Health Regional Medical Center also provides inpatient and outpatient radiology services, dialysis, and numerous other medical services.

Capital Institute for Neurosciences accepts emergency transfers at Capital Health Regional Medical Center for complex emergency cases that require specialized neurologic and neurosurgical care unavailable at other area hospitals. As a state designated comprehensive stroke center, the hospital offers 24/7 advanced care for patients with strokes and other cerebrovascular emergencies. Our Regional Medical Center offers inpatient neurosciences units for both intensive and intermediate care, advanced diagnostics, the latest in neurosurgical techniques and access to research in the area of neurovascular care.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center is a state-designated level II trauma center and one of only 10 designated trauma centers in New Jersey. We are the regional referral center for severely injured patients in Mercer County and adjacent parts of Somerset, Hunterdon, Burlington, and Middlesex counties as well as nearby areas of Pennsylvania.

For more information about Capital Health, visit capitalhealth.org. If you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.