HOPE Tower (Healing Out Patient Experience)

, Hackensack Meridian Health

Neptune City, NJ

exterior view

The Healing Outpatient Experience Tower (HOPE Tower) at Jersey Shore University Medical Center expands the boundaries of possibilities for research, discovery, and patient-centered care. A state-of-the-art cancer center and home to the area’s only academic graduate teaching center, Hackensack Meridian Health meets education and research needs while providing outpatients the best possible care, including surgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, and OB-GYN.

The warm and welcoming design of HOPE Tower offers the latest in technology and treatment options, including dedicated areas for infusion, radiation therapy, counseling, and supportive care — all in one convenient location.

Inspired by the power of nature to impact our wellbeing, HOPE Tower welcomes visitors with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of a living wall in a garden courtyard. Native plants soften the exterior red brick wall and tie into the dogwood-themed interior. White blossoms are scattered throughout the design and blend with nature’s palette of soft blues and grass greens.

At the heart of the building is a sunny orange elevator tower. As you travel from floor to floor, the tower serves as centralized wayfinding, guiding you back to information desks and nursing stations. On your journey, you’ll find outpatient imaging, laboratory, and testing services conveniently located on the first floor. Visit the pediatric floor dotted with cheerful art and child-size seating, then say hello to specialist physicians on the upper floors. Along the way, you might catch a glimpse of Seton Hall University researchers hard at work in the 9,500-square-foot Center for Simulation and Experiential Learning.

The tower culminates on the 10th floor with an Education and Conference Center, offering access to a green roof and an outdoor terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Here, you’ll find well-appointed conference rooms, and you could catch a lecture in the John K. Lloyd Amphitheater — yet another way to create the best patient experience.

Building Facts

  • 10 Stories
  • Projected Energy Cost Savings of $75,000 per Year and a Projected EUI of 52 kBtu/sf/yr
  • 1500-Car Garage
  • 300,000 SF
  • Design, Master Planning, Interior Design, Design Documentation, Construction Administration

The new tower fosters a healing outpatient experience for the communities we serve, setting the bar for the next generation of care.

Kenneth N. Sable, MD, MBA, FACEP President, Jersey Shore University Medical Center