News Subscribe to News Sunday, December 15, 2019 - Inspira Health Welcomes First Patients to New Mullica Hill Medical Center Following Patient Transfer from Woodbury Nearly 60 patients from Inspira’s Woodbury campus transferred to the new Mullica Hill hospital, opening its doors for the first time. Inspira Health, the region’s leading network in health care providers, officially opened its doors at its brand-new, state-of-the-art Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill, as patients were welcomed to the hospital for the first time. On Sunday, December 15, 59 patients were transferred from Inspira’s Woodbury hospital to the new Mullica Hill medical center in a thoroughly planned move. As part of the patient relocation process, 16 ambulances, and hundreds of hospital employees assisted to ensure a smooth transition for patients and their families. The patient transfer process began at 8:00 a.m. and took approximately 8 hours. Patients traveled one at a time by ambulance to the new hospital with the assistance of several Inspira staff members; careful consideration had been made to strategically arrange moving groups based on each patient's individual condition. To ensure comfort during the transfer, patients and their families had direct access to a patient liaison for more information and the status of the move. “This milestone is the culmination of years of planning, several rehearsals and mock moves, and commitment from the entire Inspira organization. As hundreds of staff members have prepared for this day, our top priority was the safety and care of our patients,” said John DiAngelo, CEO, Inspira Health. “We’ve planned and coordinated an intricate, yet precise course of action to ensure the patients and their families felt comforted throughout this process, and I can’t begin to thank the extraordinary efforts of our faculty, nurses and staff – their efforts and dedication have truly been inspiring.” As it opens its doors to the community, Inspira Mullica Hill Medical Center will elevate the patient experience with 210 private patient rooms; state-of-the-art surgical suites; a modern emergency department with dedicated pediatric and senior ER; cardiac catheterization lab; the latest in medical and communication technology; and Smart Room technology to enhance patient safety and the patient experience. The Emergency Department opened at 7:00am on December 15. Also, effective December 15 at 7:00am, the current Inspira Woodbury Emergency Department shifted to a Satellite Emergency Department (SED), offering a variety of basic life support emergency care and services. Services will be provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week. It will continue to be staffed by many of the outstanding emergency physicians and nurses who have cared for patients for several years. X-Ray, CT, Ultrasound and Laboratory services will continue to be available at the Woodbury SED to evaluate patients needing emergency treatment; all maternity services will be relocated to the new hospital. Additional services and operations that will remain at Woodbury include imaging, lab services, behavioral health, Family Medicine Center, Heart Center, Women’s Maternal and Child Health Clinic, and Sleep Center. Inspira Health – alongside the Gloucester County Improvement Authority and City of Woodbury – are also considering several options for the redevelopment of the Inspira Woodbury site. About Inspira Health Inspira Health is a charitable nonprofit health care organization and a regional leader in physician training, with approximately 160 medical residents and fellows in nine nationally accredited specialty programs. The system, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 150 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; sleep medicine labs; cardiac testing facilities; digestive health and wound care centers; home care and hospice; and more than 30 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Camden and Atlantic counties. Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,800 employees, Inspira Health provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the network’s clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.