Supplemental COVID-19 Healthcare Facilities


Field Medical Stations

Three field medical stations (FMS), regionally located in the northern, central and southern parts of the state, provide up to 1,000 beds to increase capacity and assist hospitals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The FMS have been set up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Jersey National Guard, New Jersey State Police and the Office of Emergency Management and will be staffed by medical professionals contracted and hired by the State and supplemented by the federal Medical Task Force.

The FMS care for patients who are our friends, neighbors, colleagues and other community members who no longer require critical care in an acute care hospital, but are still appropriate for a hospital setting because they still require 24/7 medical care. The FMS are capable of treating COVID-19 patients, and care is overseen by a Chief Medical Officer. The FMS were set up to allow acute care hospitals to focus solely on patients in need of critical care. Three hospitals will serve as regional coordinators to identify patients for the FMS. Health care officials at the sites are using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

East Orange Alternate Care Site 

  • Status: Opening May 12
  • Capacity: 250 beds in a former physical therapy rehabilitation center
  • Logistics: Ability to serve as a skilled nursing facility and allows for expanded care options in a hospital-like setting; individual bathrooms.
  • Hospital regional coordinator: University Hospital









New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison

  • Status: Open
  • Capacity: 500 beds
  • Logistics: Nurse stations, pharmacy, private rooms, Wi-Fi, catering, showers, bathrooms, lab services, and break room for health care workers.
  • Hospital regional coordinator: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital









Atlantic City Convention Center

  • Status: April 21 (soft opening)
  • Capacity: 250 beds
  • Logistics: Will include nurse stations, pharmacy, private rooms, Wi-Fi, catering, showers, bathrooms, lab services, and break room for health care workers.
  • Hospital regional coordinator: Cooper University Health Care









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Expanded hospital capacity

The state Department of Health is also working with hospitals to increase bed capacity.  A former gym at New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus has been transformed into a 30-bed facility and a 100-bed tented facility has been added outside through the work of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In addition, 37 beds have been added to St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton. All are ready to open.

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Hotels

The state has also contracted with the Courtyard by Marriott Secaucus Meadowlands for additional space to provide care to COVID-positive health care workers and community members who are in need of a safe place to isolate but no longer need medical care.

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COVID-19 Information Hub

For more COVID-19 information: Please visit the New Jersey Information Hub at: https://covid19.nj.gov/

 

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Last Reviewed: 5/8/2020