Emergency Services

About Our Emergency Services

Southern Ocean Medical Center’s new Emergency Department offers prompt, high-quality care to the community in a beautiful, comfortable and healing environment.

The new facility more than triples the size of Southern Ocean’s Emergency Department, increasing the area's space from 8,800 to 29,000 square feet.

The expanded ED features:


• 42 spacious, private bays providing comfort and improved services for patients and their families
• An expanded triage area and fast track area to increase efficiency and help doctors and nurses provide the best care to patients
• An entirely new space for behavioral health patients offering a discreet, separate and secure treatment area
• A radiology room with faster and more convenient radiology services

Patients also benefit from a number of services at the new Emergency Department.

Thanks to our new “no wait” concept, patients are now registered immediately upon arrival. They are then evaluated and treated as quickly as possible.

As an accredited Chest Pain Center, the Emergency Department provides care for heart attacks and other cardiovascular conditions. Through the Chest Pain center, patients have direct access to Meridian’s Cardiovascular Network. As a designated Primary Stroke Center, the Emergency Department offers care for stroke patients. Patients who require further treatment have access to Meridian’s Neuroscience Network.

The children of southern Ocean County now have their own, family friendly area in the Martin Truex Jr. Pediatric Care Center. The Pediatric Care Center features six private rooms for families to comfort their children. It also has an overnight observation room for children requiring overnight care. Board certified pediatricians provide care for pediatric emergencies, surgical recoveries and other routine medical issues. As part of the Meridian Pediatric Network, the Pediatric Care Center provides access to more than 100 pediatric specialists at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for surgery, trauma, intensive care and specialty care.

With three times the space, enhanced services and dedicated team members, Southern Ocean's new Emergency Department is equipped to serve our community with quality, compassionate care.




Care Locations

  • Southern Ocean Medical Center, 1140 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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