Rowan College of South Jersey, in conjunction with Rowan University and the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, recently celebrated the grand opening of a new construction site on the Cumberland County campus, unveiling plans for the Rowan Medicine Center – Cumberland.
State and local government officials, administrators, educators and health care officials were joined by college faculty, staff and students.
The new medical center, dedicated to the health and psychological well-being of children and families, will help support the South Jersey community and its residents.
âNot so long ago, Dr (Ali) Houshmand, Dr (Frederick) Keating and I talked about the need to develop an ‘Eds / Meds’ corridor along Route 55,â said the President of the Senate Steve Sweeney. âToday Rowan is among the top 100 public research universities in the country, and Rowan College of South Jersey is the state’s most forward-thinking community college.
âTheir partnership has not only led to a new model of higher education, but now shows how to bring much-needed specialist medical services to communities in need. “
Joseph Derella, director of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, hailed Rowan’s new medical center as a “game changer.”
âThe Rowan Medicine Center is another step in realizing our vision of the Cumberland Campus as a regional hub for innovation in education, healthcare and technology,â he said. -he declares.
The 17,354-square-foot two-story Rowan Medicine Center – Cumberland will be an expansion of clinical services for Cumberland County and surrounding area.
The building will include three clinical areas. The first floor will house the Rowan Integrated Special Needs Center, which will provide primary and behavioral health care services to people with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition to this center, the first floor will also house the Rowan Medicine Neuromusculoskeletal Institute, offering drug-assisted treatment combined with counseling to help patients recover from addiction.
The second floor will house the globally respected Child Abuse Research Education and Service Institute which will provide an assortment of medical and mental health services developed to help heal children and families who have experienced abuse or trauma.
âAs the only school of osteopathic medicine in the state, we take great pride in being able to provide high quality, specialist team-based services to our neighbors in southern Jersey who may not have access to this type of care,â said said Dr Thomas Cavalieri, Dean, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. âOur Rowan Medicine team looks forward to being a part of the Cumberland County RCSJ community, serving and partnering with patients for healthier outcomes. “
âWe are proud to have CJSN as a partner, both in developing new pathways to high-quality university programs and in providing much-needed medical services to the region,â said Houshmand, President of Rowan University. âThe construction of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine facilities on the CJSN campuses expands our service area while providing specialized health care to communities with growing needs. “
Sweeney said: âThe construction of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Clinical Center on the Cumberland Campus will provide residents with a new medical center dedicated to the health and psychological well-being of children and families. This is further validation of the wisdom of our willingness to move the School of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) to Rowan when we reorganized the medical schools in the state there. eight years ago.
In collaboration with Rowan University and the Cumberland County Council of Commissioners, other partners in this project include Inspira Health Network and the Rowan University / Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors. The Rowan Medicine Center Cumberland Campus building will join the Gloucester Campus Rowan Medicine Center, becoming the Route 55 âED, MED and Commerce Corridorâ bookends of Rowan College of South Jersey.
âRowan College of South Jersey is unwavering in its commitment to building on the Eds, Meds and Commerce promise we have made to the community. We have strong support for this project from respected regional organizations, including the Rowan University / Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors, âsaid Dr Frederick Keating, President of Rowan College of South Jersey. “The college is proud to offer academic programs that match our vision of providing students with an opportunity for clinical experiences, through Rowan University, which will help enhance their future career prospects in the field. health care.”
This project will help make healthcare accessible to residents of South Jersey, provide a better quality of life for the citizens of the region and leave a positive economic impact on the community. according to a press release.
âI warmly congratulate Presidents Houshmand and Keating for their vision and leadership,â said Sweeney.