(November 13, 2019, Bridgeton, NJ) – CompleteCare Health Network hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, November 13 to celebrate the start of a new project in Bridgeton that will house a community health center, pharmacy, and the organization’s administrative offices.
The 30,000 square foot building will cost approximately $15 million dollars between construction costs and final additions. Expected to open in late 2020, the office will employ 90 staff members, bringing some employees who currently work in other areas of Cumberland County to the Bridgeton downtown area.
The site’s health center will feature nine exam rooms and offer primary care, adult medicine, podiatry, chiropractic care, and infectious disease services. It will also have an on-site phlebotomist for lab work services and a pharmacy for CompleteCare patients to pick up medications and other health items. This health center will take the place of CompleteCare’s current location at 70 Cohansey Street in Bridgeton. The new site is anticipated to see over 18,000 patient visits annually.
“We are committed to the health and well-being of the people of Bridgeton,” said J. Curtis Edwards, President and CEO of CompleteCare Health Network. “It is where our organization got its start over 46 years ago and it is extremely important to us that we maintain a large presence in this area. With this project, we will not only continue to provide accessible healthcare to its citizens, but we will also help with plans to revitalize and rejuvenate the downtown area.”
CompleteCare’s new headquarters will be located on Pearl Street in the area between Washington and Commerce Streets. A majority of the land was vacant for many years before CompleteCare decided to take on this large-scale project.
Architects Manders, Merighi, Portadin, Farrell Architects, LLC will design and oversee the plan and Fabbri Builders, Inc. were hired to complete construction. Both businesses are located in Vineland, NJ. CompleteCare’s project is possible through coordination with the City of Bridgeton, the Cumberland County Improvement Authority and funding from TD Bank and New Jersey Community Capital.
CompleteCare is currently the second largest federally qualified health center in the state of New Jersey serving a majority of patients who fall below 100% of the federal poverty level. This includes those who are uninsured, underinsured, veterans, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, the homeless and children.
The CompleteCare Family Health Foundation will be involved in the planning of CompleteCare’s new building, offering sponsorship and naming opportunities for the community.
To learn more about CompleteCare Health Network visit CompleteCareNJ.org