Ocean Health Initiatives – Toms River Health Center

  • area / size 22,000 sqft
  • Completed 2019
  • NORR completed the Toms River Health Center for Ocean Health Initiatives as a comprehensive medical center in Toms River, New Jersey.

    Ocean Health Initiatives (OHI) provides a comprehensive range of primary and specialty health services and is classified as a Federally-Qualified Health Center. OHI challenged NORR to wrap an architectural planning solution around a highly integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to clinical care. The design solution is characterized by clusters of exam rooms that flank team work rooms, which helps to promote the inter-disciplinary continuum of care. This concept is further developed to clarify the separation of “on-stage” and “off stage” activity and circulation. The patient and family circulation paths are clearly delineated so that wayfinding is simple and patients remain in the “on-stage” areas. Staff circulation paths are similarly separate from patient circulation but interconnected allowing the staff to move freely from one work area to another. The new 22,000 SF health care center houses 29 exam rooms and dental services, sterilization area, lab space, a pharmacy, employee break room, offices, etc. Services include pediatric/adolescent medicine, OB/GYN services, internal medicine, family medicine, dental, pharmacy and social services. Depending in the patient care schedule an exam room cluster (typically 5 or 6 per cluster) may serve interchangeable sub-specialties.

    Contractor: Wohlsen Construction
    PhotographyDon Pearse