On the block next to their former Woodbury NJ Hospital, Inspira Health is developing a new satellite Emergency Department and Inpatient Behavioral Health unit, and has released an architectural rendering.
For the remainder of the property including the main former hospital building, they have announced the selection of Dynamis Advisors to help Inspira design a revitalization plan on how to redevelop the remainder of Inspira properties at the Woodbury campus.
Additionally Inspira announced they have been working on a remodel of its Woodbury medical office building and family medicine center.
Back in February 2022, 42Freeway broke the news of the plans for the new Satellite Emergency room project for Woodbury right before they appeared at the Woodbury Planning Board.
The required demolition of the block next to the hospital took place early this fall. (block is formed by Oak and West Packer, behind Bo Ne Vietnamese)
In that same February article we also overviewed several early investigative plans and ideas which were put together by Urban Partners, to stimulate ideas of what was possible for the former main hospital property in Woodbury. That effort was sponsored collectively by Inspira, Woodbury and Gloucester County.
It seems now Inspira is prepared to move into the next phase by hiring Dynamis, where they move closer to a defined plan for the use of the remainder of the hospital property.
Additionally, Inspira is also developing a large medical facility nearby in Deptford. That $30 million project has already started, and when completed the former Dick’s Sporting Goods building across from the Deptford Mall will be converted into a multi-service health center supporting 10 different medical uses.
Woodbury New Emergency Room, Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit and EMS Station
In December 2019 Inspira closed the Woodbury NJ Hospital, moving core hospital functionality to a brand new $356 Million Mullica Hill facility.
But not everything moved out of Woodbury… they still maintain an Emergency Department and a few other units in the old Woodbury hospital.
For the future of the core hospital building, seemingly all possible options are on the table for the rest of the Woodbury medical campus including a full rehab into completely new uses, or even demolition. (Dynamis Advisors will be helping Inspira determine what is next for the property!)
So while I am sure there are many reasons for developing a new Emergency Unit on the next block over, I imagine having the unit out of the old building provides the added benefit of freeing up the options for Inspira regarding how they can redevelop the building and property.
With this new press release, Inspira confirms that the new buildings are being developed and they provide a rendering, but there aren’t a lot of additional details.
From our February 2022 coverage based off of the Planning Board meeting, we know they are developing:
- A two story building with a 24,900 sq ft emergency room on the first floor, and a 21,500 sq ft, 20 bed behavioral health facility on the second floor.
- A second one-story building will be 5,400 sq ft and used as an Emergency Medical Services dispatch garage facility.
Dynamis Advisors – Inspira Woodbury Revitalization Plan
The core reason for the press release was actually to announce the selection of Dynamis Advisors to design a revitalization plan for the remainder of the Woodbury Inspira Medical Campus.
The news release goes on to define “remainder of the property” as the portion South of Oak Street… which is south of where the new Emergency Room building is going up. Effectively it points to the main hospital building.
Inspira describes Dynamis as an organization that for nearly three decades, has focused on the intersection of community health and neighborhood planning.
“Dynamis has a long history of imagining, designing and executing transformative plans for hospital properties, such as ours, and we look forward to their next steps in further developing the Woodbury space,” said Amy Mansue, President and CEO of Inspira Health. “The campus is designed to center around the health needs of our community, and we are confident that our collaboration with Dynamis will reaffirm our commitment to those we serve through a dynamic, health-based campus.”Amy Mansue, President and CEO of Inspira Health.
Inspira’s partnership with Dynamis will begin with a four- to five-month planning process beginning in Q4 2022, inclusive of internal and external stakeholder engagement, to develop a detailed vision for the campus transformation
Links and Location
Feb 22, 2022: Inspira Woodbury Looks To Add New Buildings for Satellite Emergency Room and Behavioral Health Units Adjacent to Old Hospital
Inspira Health Woodbury Campus
509 N Broad St (and surrounding blocks)