Progress is being made for Bayonne’s latest health center – a three-story, 80,000 square-foot medical facility in the heart of Bayonne. Officials are optimistic that the project will bring “quality healthcare, jobs, and economic revitalization” to the city.
The Barnabas Health Center is being built by healthcare real estate company Rendina. The facility will offer patients: a 24/7 emergency department, an MRI, CT, and other scanning imaging center, laboratory drawing station, pharmacy, the pediatric center, women’s health, and other necessary and diverse features to fit the unique needs of patients. Though it’s been referred to previously as the “Rendina medical arts development”, it will officially be called Barnabas Health at Bayonne.
The center is expected to be completed in June 2017. And for Bayonne and surrounding residents, quicker access to medical care can be beneficial in revitalizing the city. JCMS CEO and President Joseph F. Scott told The Jersey Journal that “there is a need [for additional medical services in Bayonne]” but residents’ biggest concern is insurance. In response to this, 90 percent of BMC’s patient encounters are reported to be “in-network”, with the center accepting New Jersey’s largest insurer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield.
With the project nearing its completion date sooner rather than later, city officials are optimistic about its impact on the community and its residents. Bayonne mayor Jimmy Davis said that “This is going to rebuild and revitalize Broadway along with the other projects that we have in line…” This project, however, is only one part of city officials’ greater vision for a revitalized Bayonne. They anticipate “targeting three areas for development – one uptown, one midtown, and one downtown – along Broadway, the city’s 2.5-mile long main thoroughfare” for this revitalization plan to succeed. Though the impact that it brings for residents and the community at large will provide more positivity, at a time when Bayonne can use it most.
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