Reflecting the local implications of hospital network mergers and expansions, DMR was contracted by Hunterdon Healthcare to design two medical office buildings to support its expansion into new territories. At the first of the two buildings in Bridgewater, Somerset County, DMR designed the renovation of a 55,000 SF, three-story former Bank of America building located on Route 22.
The project began on the second floor of the facility, with a renovation to accommodate numerous medical specialties including endocrine health, gastroenterology and nutrition, heart and vascular, breast surgery, podiatry, pulmonary and critical care, urology and physical and occupational therapy. The next phase retrofit the third floor, adding the Ambulatory Surgery Center, including operating rooms, pre- and post-op areas, and support spaces. Later phases added an advanced imaging center to the first floor, providing MRI, CT, breast exam and ultrasound facilities, as well as additional suite renovations as the equipment and space needs of the specialties evolved over time.
The programming called for specialists from Atlantic Health System, through an alliance with Hunterdon, to also have specialists in other dedicated areas of the building.