Lourdes Health System to Open Ambulatory Care Facility in Epicenter of South Jersey
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Thanks to the recently adopted resolution by the Cherry Hill Planning Board, Lourdes Health System can now move forward with its plans to retrofit the massive vacant building and lot on the corner of Brace Road and Route 70 into what will become a 54,000 square foot ambulatory care center.
For more than four decades, the space located at 1 Brace Road in Cherry Hill served as, among other uses, a supermarket and department store to area shoppers. Come early next year, the location will service residents of southern New Jersey and beyond with a full-range of medical services designed to provide a convenient "one-stop shopping" experience for patients.
"Our goal as a healthcare provider is to keep patients out of the hospital and closer to home," said Alexander J. Hatala, President and CEO of Lourdes Health System. "The new ambulatory care facility will allow us to achieve this goal by expanding healthcare services in the South Jersey community so that patients can focus on many facets of their health in one central location."
The modern, state-of-the-art center, developed by Rosewood Real Estate Enterprises of Cherry Hill, will be the primary office location for Lourdes Cardiology Services with advanced subspecialty programs such as its well-regarded Congestive Heart Failure Center. It will also house physician offices for cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery services.
Other key services within Lourdes Health System will be located in the facility, as well, including physician offices for orthopedics, sports medicine, rheumatology and podiatry. Metabolic services such as bariatric surgery and endocrinology will be offered in the ambulatory care center, in addition to a wide scope of diagnostic and therapeutic services such as:
- General radiology, CT, MRI, dexa scan, mammography and ultrasound
- Non-invasive heart testing, including echo/stress testing and nuclear stress test
- Cardiac rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Wholistic therapies such as massage and acupuncture
- Laboratory services
"We are proud to be working with Lourdes on this significant redevelopment project," said Joe Gonnelli, President of Rosewood Real Estate Enterprises. "Not only will the new facility aesthetically transform what has long been an uncared for, abandoned lot, but the new space will add tremendous value to the Cherry Hill community and surrounding areas by bringing quality health care right into their backyard. We are pleased to be partnering with Lourdes in this endeavor."
The new facility is poised to become one of the most sophisticated ambulatory care centers in the area providing advanced, high quality medical care in a patient-centered environment. Every aspect of the facility is geared towards patient satisfaction and will be designed to offer the ultimate in efficiency and comfort for patients and their families.
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