Our History

Bayshore Community Hospital

Rich in History: A Promising Future!

 

  • In 1963, Community members identify the need for an acute care hospital in the Bayshore area. In 1964, 17 acres of open land on North Beers Street in Holmdel was acquired and ground was officially broken on April 29, 1970.

  • Bayshore Community Hospital opens on time and under budget in 1972 with 158 acute care beds. The early medical staff, nurses, technicians and support staff deserve the credit for improving the health and well-being of our community.

  • As the surrounding communities grow, so does the need for more medical services. The Hospital implements major construction programs from 1977 to 1984, starting with a 10,000-square-foot emergency room and general office expansion; the addition of a 10-bed Surgical-Respiratory Intensive Care Unit; the construction of the hospital's north wing, adding 50 medical-surgical beds, along with renovation of all support services; all increasing the Hospital's bed complement to 218.

  • Pleasant Valley Adult Day Care, an independent affiliate of BCHS, opens in 1985, providing respite from one to five days per week for families caring for the elderly.

  • Located on the Bayshore Hospital campus, the Bayshore Health Care Center opens in 1988 with 120 skilled care beds. Soon after, a second floor is added with an additional 60 residential beds. An 11-bed long-term care ventilator unit is added in 1996. A Subacute Care unit also provides a continuum of care for patients being discharged from the Hospital following an acute illness who require intensive rehabilitative services to enable them to return home.

  • In 1992, Bayshore Community Hospital adds seven intensive care beds, further increasing its licensed bed complement to 225. Internal renovations result in the relocation and upgrade of a 20-year-old intensive care unit, creating a new, 16-bed facility and a renovated and expanded operating room suite.

  • State-of-the-art cardiac catheterization and digital angiography suite opens in 1997, complementing the already expansive technological services of the Hospital in the field of cardiology and interventional radiology.

  • In July 1999, The Willows at Holmdel, an elegant 74-unit assisted living residence opens on the Bayshore campus. The Willows also offers The Terrace, private suites in a safe and secure environment for Alzheimer's residents.

  • The John Boyd and Kathryn Roberta Mitchell Pavilion for emergency and ambulatory care services opens in 2000. The new Pavilion houses an expanded state-of-the-art emergency department and increased outpatient services for the community. A fast track unit expansion is added in 2003 for patients in need of treatment for minor illness or injury.

  • Bayshore continues to address the needs of the community while expanding services throughout the area with two unique centers: The Bayshore Fitness and Wellness Center at Hazlet, one of the first facilities in the nation to integrate fitness and wellness into one model focused on promoting a healthy lifestyle, and The SleepCare Centers of Bayshore (2000) and Freehold (2001), which diagnose and treat sleep disorders.

  • On May 1, 2002, Bayshore Community Hospital celebrates its 30th anniversary.
     
  • In June 2003, the $15 million Ganz Ambulatory Imaging Pavilion opens, providing the community with state-of-the-art diagnostics for outpatient services that include the Picture Archiving Communication (PACS) and PET Scans. The facility also houses the Breast Care Center at Bayshore offering digital mammography (2009), breast MRI, bone densitometry.

  • Accredited by the Commission on Cancer and the American College of Surgeons, oncology services are implemented at Bayshore in 2005 that allow individuals with cancer to receive chemotherapy and other treatment services in an outpatient setting. A new infusion suite is added.

  • Bayshore is proud to announce the renovation of its operating rooms to a digital system in 2006, which aims to help enhance patient care by providing surgeons with optimum control of the equipment and overall environment with the touch of a screen.           
     
  • In 2007, Bayshore welcomes Central Jersey Bariatrics, a team of board certified, New York Fellowship trained surgeons as well as a bariatric program designed to offer options to people who are 100 pounds or more overweight.                                    
          
  • Bayshore Community Hospital announces that it is the first hospital in the nation to adopt Spoken Translation's product Converser for Healthcare, which is an English-to-Spanish translation software.

  • In 2009, the Hospital received a Gold Seal Accreditation from The Joint Commission.           
     
  • Bayshore is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.

  • In September 2010, Bayshore Community Hospital joins the Meridian Health Family!

  • In April 2012, Bayshore Community Hospital is pleased to create a new experience for kids with the opening of the new Pediatric Care Center. As part of Meridian Pediatric Network the new center offers an established model of care with a team of pediatric and emergency care trained clinicians and physicians focused on treating children in a kid-friendly environment.