ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (December 4, 2020) – The New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) today transfered ownership of land on Ohio Avenue in Atlantic City to AtlantiCare. The healthcare organization will build a Medical Arts Pavilion on the site.
Groundbreaking is anticipated to take place the first quarter of 2021, pending the CRDA Board’s vote on the site plan at its December 15, 2020 Board meeting.
The CRDA donated the land at the corner of Ohio and Atlantic avenues, valued at $3 million, to AtlantiCare. It has pledged an additional $15 million in grant funding toward the $38,338,000 project. The three-story, 69,700-square-foot facility will enable AtlantiCare to expand the care it provides, including at its William L. Gormley AtlantiCare HealthPlex.
“With the Atlantic City area having one of the highest infant mortality rates in the state, the AtlantiCare Medical Arts Pavilion project will help facilitate the expansion of treatment for mothers and babies at the greatest risk,” said CRDA Board Chairman Robert Mulcahy.
“This facility exemplifies the priorities of Gov. Murphy’s administration, which are combining both economic development and addressing the needs of the residents of Atlantic City,” said CRDA Executive Director Matt Doherty.
“We are pleased to be a step closer to enhancing the programs and services we offer the Atlantic City community,” said AtlantiCare president and CEO, Lori Herndon. “Our Medical Arts Pavilion will in part, enable us to expand our work in addressing social determinants of health and preventing disparities in healthcare. Highlights of the facility will include expansion of our undergraduate and graduate medical education programs, enhancement of our high-risk maternity care, and expansion of family planning services. We are grateful for the support of CRDA and our board as we continue our focus on building healthy communities together. We thank those on our planning team for their commitment to providing members of our community with the care and services they need and deserve.”
The location is across the street from AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s (ARMC) Atlantic City Campus. It is also where AtlantiCare began serving the community more than 120 years ago. The city’s first and only hospital – Atlantic City Hospital – opened in a converted house on Ohio Avenue in 1898. It expanded to a two-campus hospital with the opening of its Mainland Campus in Pomona, NJ in 1975. The hospital’s Board of Governors established the regional healthcare system, AtlantiCare, in 1993. The organization now serves the community in five counties of southern NJ.
AtlantiCare is an integrated healthcare system based in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, whose more than 6,000 staff, providers and volunteers serve the community in more than 100 locations in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and Ocean counties of southern New Jersey. Its vision of building healthy communities together drives its mission of making a difference in health and healing, one person at a time, through caring and trusting relationships. A Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center was the 105th hospital in the nation to attain the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet™ designation in 2004 and earned redesignation in 2008, 2013, in 2018. Learn more at atlanticare.org or 1-888-569-1000.
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.