ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (April 21, 2020) – The Atlantic City Convention Center reached the final step in opening as one of the State’s Field Medical Stations (FMS) as New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, along with the New Jersey Department of Health and other state, county and local officials, toured the facility earlier this morning.
As owner of the building, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA)’s Executive Director Matt Doherty was along for the tour and commended Governor Murphy and his team for their efforts in finding solutions during this crisis. “CRDA is following the Governor’s leadership on COVID-19, and is proud to partner with our local stakeholders and the State during this time of need to create vital hospital capacity space to help New Jersey’s residents during these unprecedented times.”
The FMS is not a walk-in facility. Patients must meet criteria established by the New Jersey Department of Health and will be relayed to the site from the hospital. The facility will be staffed by both civilian and military medical professionals, including medical personnel from the Department of Defense and the New Jersey National Guard. Local labor was used to build the facility. The FMS will be used to treat patients who require medical care and will help expand the overall capability of the state’s hospital system.
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About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA’s expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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