Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J., celebrated the grand opening of the 530,000-square-foot Helena Theurer Pavilion for surgical and intensive care services.

The nine-story pavilion comprises private patient rooms, including 72 post-anesthesia care unit beds, 50 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, and 175 medical/surgical beds. The facility also houses 24 operating rooms (ORs) with six designed for robotic-assisted surgery systems and a musculoskeletal institute.

Twelve negative-pressure rooms are also included to reduce the risk of aerosolized disease transmission within the hospital environment, while the entire facility can also be converted to a negative-pressure facility in the event of a future pandemic or public health emergency.

The project is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

The project team includes RSC Architects (overall project architect of record and core and shell architect; Hackensack) and Page (design and medical planning architect and architect of record for the interior build-out; Houston.).