St. Joseph's Healthcare System



  • Project Overview
  • Project Details

Paterson, New Jersey

November 2012

183,000 sq. ft.

Construction Management

Torcon completed construction of the new 183,000 square foot Critical Care Building (CCB) at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson. The five-story, state-of-the-art facility is a state-designated trauma center and academic medical center. The CCB features new Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments, surgical suites with systems-integrated operating rooms, pre-operative and post-operative areas, four critical care units, as well as a rooftop Medivac accessible helistop.

Some of the major features of the Critical Care Building include:

  • 88 treatment areas in separate Pediatric, Geriatric and Adult emergency departments, including trauma, fast-track, triage rooms and treatment bays
  • 12 advanced systems-integrated operating theaters, pre-operative and post-operative areas, and a dedicated surgical waiting area
  • 56 new private patient critical care rooms in critical care units including: Cardiac Care Unit/Open Heart Cardiac Care Unit; Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Rooftop helipad landing pad capable of accepting the larger medical helicopters
  • Ambulance and mobile intensive care vestibule capable of handling multiple vehicles simultaneously

In addition, a new 1,100-car, seven-story precast concrete structure, totaling 370,000 sq. ft. with three elevators was constructed. The project was completed under a design/build contract and is located adjacent to the Medical Center’s main entrance. The garage includes a single story, 20,000 sq. ft. retail building. Torcon’s contract included demolition of an existing 500-car garage on the site. Midway through construction, the existing garage had a structural failure and was closed. Torcon successfully expedited construction of the new facility, delivering 400 spaces fully seven months ahead of schedule and the entire garage five months ahead of schedule.

For more info on the Parking Garage project at St. Joseph's, click here.