A Century of Caring
For over a century, Jersey Shore Hospital has been caring for the community with skill, compassion and dedication. While technology has changed some of the ways we deliver care, our mission, as a nonprofit hospital, remains the same. We are committed to the health and wellness of our community and we invest every resource available to ensure you receive advanced, personalized healthcare, within reach.
Throughout our century of caring, we have made many additions to the original hospital and added new programs and technology, as needs in the community changed. We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and we have been designated as a “Critical Access Hospital” by the state of Pennsylvania and the Medicare Program. We are proud to be a founding member of the Susquehanna Valley Rural Health Partnership- established in 2002. The partnership brings together the area’s best resources to ensure patients receive the best care.
The New Facility
After years of planning and research, JSH decided on a cost-effective plan for replacing core areas of the existing Hospital, which came to fruition in September of 2008. Patient care and ambulatory services now reside in a new, two-story building. Not only has this project resolved a multitude of problems associated with space in the former facility, the hospital is now positioned to expand and grow as demand increases and needs change, well into the future.
Central Lobby and Registration – JSH’s central registration program is highly regarded by patients for making access to all hospital services simple and less time-consuming. The new central registration/lobby area provides even greater efficiency and comfort for our patients.
Emergency Department – Designed to support our growing volume of patients, the new circular designed ER includes private treatment rooms to ensure patient privacy and comfort.
Surgical Suites and Same Day Surgery – The new surgical program is greatly needed to handle growing demand and to provide greater patient comfort and newer technologies. Three new operating suites have replaced the two outdated ones in the previous facility.
Radiology & Nuclear Medicine – Radiology is the busiest diagnostic center in the hospital and the new facility provides for a state-of-the-art, “horizontal” imaging department, adjacent to Surgery and the ER. The plan included a fixed, large field MRI, Spiral CT, Digital Ultrasound, Bone Density, X-ray, Mammography and Nuclear Medicine suite.
Cardiac Stress Testing and Rehabilitation – Our Cardiac Stress and Rehabilitation Services are more convenient for patients and now operate in conjunction with Nuclear Medicine, when special types of stress testing are required.
Inpatient Units – The new Medical-Surgical unit, Critical Care and the Swing-Bed Unit (sub-acute) are adjacent to each other to ensure greater efficiency for nursing and other caregivers. Patient rooms in new areas are private, to ensure patient privacy and the environment created is more conducive to healing. Critical Care is a state-of-the-art unit with central monitoring and the latest in technology to support critically ill patients. Our “Bridges” program has also moved to new quarters. This swing-bed unit is designed to support sub-acute patients in need of longer recovery periods following an illness or surgical procedure. The unit includes an area for practicing activities of daily living and a separate dining area for patients who choose to take their meals out of their rooms.
Consulting Specialty Clinics – Jersey Shore Hospital’s services in the “former hospital” have expanded so much, that we now offer Vascular and Bariatric Clinics in our hospital complex. Instead of having to travel out of the area to receive vascular care or to complete the preparation for gastric bypass surgery, patients are now able to meet with the doctors here at Jersey Shore.
Diagnostic Laboratory Services – JSH’s lab has grown into a strong, regional enterprise over the past several years- providing diagnostic testing services to many other facilities in Pennsylvania. This helps to support our patient care programs and the community and a newly renovated lab (set to open in the fall of 2009) will allow for greater expansion and incorporation of new testing modalities and technology.
JSH has made a commitment to raise $2.5 million dollars to support the Facility Replacement Project, and at this point, much of our goal has been achieved. However, we are still a bit short of our goal, and continue to seek community-wide support. Cost of construction for the new facility and equipment totaled approximately $15 million. This investment is serving our community hospital well into the 21st century and its design provides flexibility for a changing environment and changing needs.
Excellent healthcare is the cornerstone to a community’s quality of life. Help us to ensure another century of caring by making a contribution to our Building Fund. Regardless of size, your gift will help us reach our goal and strengthen our mission.
Ways to Support the JSH Capital Campaign
There are many ways you can support Jersey Shore Hospital’s Capital Campaign:
Cash Contributions – You may mail a check or use your credit or debit card to make a contribution or you can make your contribution in installments (see pledge/gift form).
Planned Giving – A planned gift is arranged to provide for gift, estate and income tax savings, while making the most of your contribution to JSH’s Building Fund. Examples include charitable gift annuities, securities and real estate. You should consult with your financial advisor and we can assist you in this process.
Bequest – You can make provisions in your Will to leave certain assets to the JSH Building Fund and such donations are eligible for certain tax credits, which may be passed on to your heirs.
Life Insurance – You can name JSH as a beneficiary of your policy and enjoy tax credits in your lifetime.
Named Endowment – In memory of, or in honor of someone special, an endowment can be established that will last in perpetuity.
Naming Opportunities – There are several opportunities for naming an area or location in the new facility in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Please contact us for a list of naming opportunities (570) 398-3101.
All contributions to JSH will be recognized in an appropriate manner, based on the wishes of the contributor. The new main lobby features a wall of honor, recognizing past and current contributors.