On Jun 29, 2022
Located in what is described as a socioeconomically challenged area, the new 30,000-square-foot Bridgeton CompleteCare Health Network healthcare center opened in mid-October of 2021. The $15 million project, including $7.2 million for construction, created 128 construction jobs and brought 80 permanent employees to the community. More importantly, the investment also brought the community much-needed local access to medical professionals.
Featuring nine exam rooms, the healthcare center offers primary care, adult medicine, podiatry, chiropractic care and infectious disease services. There is even a staff phlebotomist for onsite lab work and a pharmacy to provide CompleteCare patients easy access to medications and other essential health-related items. A true community project, both the construction firm, Fabbri Builders, Inc., and the architect, Manders Merighi Portadin Ferrell Architects, LLC are local Vineland businesses. With close coordination with the City of Bridgeton, the Cumberland County Improvement Authority and funding from TD Bank and New Jersey Community Capital, the new center is the second-largest federally qualified health center in New Jersey. A majority of the new Bridgeton center’s patients fall below 100% of the federal poverty level. This includes patients who are uninsured, underinsured, veterans, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, the homeless and children. CompleteCare Health Network CEO J. Curtis Edwards, notes, “With this project, we not only continue to provide accessible healthcare to citizens, but we also help to revitalize and rejuvenate the downtown area.”
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