Wayne Preakness Health Care Center


The Preakness Healthcare Center is licensed as a 406-bed skilled nursing facility that is owned and operated by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The Challenge

This project involved the construction of a new Unit Four, 340 bed Long Term Care Facility in multiple phases. This project also involved the demolition of multiple outdated health care facility buildings, designated as Unit Two and the alteration and renovation of the existing Unit Three. The structures that had to be removed were constructed in the 1930's and were made of concrete and masonry. Prior to demolition, rodent, asbestos and lead abatement operations had to be performed. The demolition of the facilities was performed using conventional techniques. All materials were separated and recycled at offsite facilities.

Our Solution

All work was completed in accordance with NJDEP and other associated agency requirements. The new facility that was constructed consisted of a structural steel frame with cast-in-place concrete floors and masonry, metal panel and glass exterior. Multiple patient, examination, and treatment rooms, along with Administration areas were constructed. All demolition and construction work had to be completed in phases to allow for the facility to remain open and operational.