Questions and Answers

What are Inspira’s plans for building a new medical center in Gloucester County?
On May 24, 2017 Inspira broke ground on a new state-of-the-art medical center in Mullica Hill that will bring a higher level of care to Gloucester County with the support of new technologies and services.

What are the benefits of building a new hospital?
  • The new medical center will feature all private rooms, and expanded technologies that will enhance quality of care, patient experience and efficiency. 
  • It will include state-of-the-art green technologies resulting in numerous environmental benefits. 
  • A new medical center will help Inspira to recruit more specialists and provide an even higher level of advanced care to patients across Gloucester County.
  • Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill will become an anchor for growth and innovation in the region. Medical research and state-of-the-art IT will bring innovation to the delivery of health care.
  • The new medical center will lead to new businesses opening on and around its 100-acre campus.
  • It will feature a 46 bed Emergency Room with a separate pediatric ER and behavioral health pod for crisis patients. 
What specialized services and features will be offered at the new hospital? 
  • Emergency Angioplasty (PCI) for heart attack patients
  • 18 home-like maternity suites, each with a whirlpool bath
  • Special Care Nursery for babies who need a higher level of care
  • Pediatric ER with adjacent inpatient pediatric until
  • Leading-edge Cancer Center
  • SmartRoom technology to enhance patient care and the patient experience
Where will the new hospital be located?
Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill will be located on Route 322, just off Route 55 (at exit 50), adjacent to Rowan University's west campus and across from the South Jersey Technology Park.

Are there plans to account for the increase in traffic on 322?
Traffic patterns will be assessed and addressed as the planning process proceeds. Inspira will also have to submit a plan to Harrison Township for approval.

When will Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill open?
We anticipate opening the new medical center in late 2019.

Will there be a pediatric unit at the new hospital?
Yes, there will be a dedicated Pediatric ER with an adjacent pediatric unit for inpatient care.

Will other buildings be added to the campus? 
Yes, there will be a leading-edge cancer center and medical office building that will open early 2020. 

What is the total cost of construction, equipment, and furnishings? 
Approximately $356 million.

Are taxpayer dollars being used to build the new hospital? 

What happens to Inspira Medical Center Woodbury? Will it close?
  • Inspira Medical Center Woodbury will be transformed from a hospital into a health center, offering ER services, behavioral health and outpatient care, including imaging, lab and more.
  • Inpatient services will move to the new hospital when construction is completed.
  • Partnering with the City of Woodbury and the Gloucester County Improvement Authority, Inspira has committed $100,000 to creating a redevelopment plan for the Woodbury campus that will look at the best use of the property.
  • We expect that more than 500 jobs will remain at the facility after hospital services move to the new location.
Why is Inspira moving hospital services to a new location?
Several years ago Inspira implemented a strategic assessment of its facilities and found that renovating Inspira Medical Center Woodbury to enhance its current inpatient hospital services was too costly. In addition to the need to update the aging Woodbury hospital, the current site is also landlocked and does not provide adequate space to build the new services that we feel are necessary to meet community needs.

Will the new hospital affect services at Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland?
  • Both Inspira Medical Center Elmer and Inspira Medical Center Vineland remain essential parts of our network and we currently have no plans to change any services. 
  • As a part of our continued strategic master facilities planning, we will examine services across the network to ensure we determine the best use of our facilities, grow services and effectively serve the health needs of our community.
  • Both medical centers are distinguished for providing quality care. Inspira Elmer has developed a reputation for excellence in patient satisfaction, as well as orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery. Inspira Vineland provides Cumberland County with an array of exceptional services, recently resulting in recognition as one of the ten best hospitals in New Jersey from U.S. News & World Report.
How much has Inspira grown its services in Gloucester County in recent years?
  • Inspira has enhanced access to care in a variety of areas: Urgent Care, Orthopedics, Imaging, Behavioral Health, Primary Care and Specialty Care
  • In the last five years, Inspira has increased the number of Gloucester County residents it employs by more than 675, representing an annual growth rate of 8%. If this growth is projected over the next five years, while taking into consideration future industry changes as a result of accountable care, Inspira could employ more than 2,000 Gloucester County residents by 2020.