It was a big day at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital on Tuesday, when a ribbon cutting celebration was held for the new seven-story, $184 million Silvestri Tower. The Tower’s opening marks the conclusion of the final phase of an overall $222-million construction project at the hospital. The first phase, completed in 2019, included a new 8-level, enclosed parking facility. The new hospital tower features 90 private rooms, a new main entrance and two-story lobby, a new cafeteria with outdoor dining space, a new Same-Day Surgery Unit, new Admissions and Pre-Admission Testing areas, and much more.
Shown at the ribbon cutting, along with many supporters, are, front row: Autum Shingler-Nace, VP of Operations for the Jefferson Washington Township campus; NJ State Department of Health Commissioner Judith M. Persichilli (striped shirt); Patricia D. Wellenbach, Thomas Jefferson University Board of Trustees Chair; Evelyn Silvestri, mother of John P. Silvestri, member of the Thomas Jefferson University Board of Trustees and Vice Chair of Jefferson Hospital Board of Trustees, New Jersey Division; his wife Ann; Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, Thomas Jefferson University President & Jefferson Health CEO; Dr. Bruce Meyer, Jefferson Health President & Sr. Executive VP of Thomas Jefferson University; Washington Township Mayor Joann Gattinelli; and Brian Sweeney, Jefferson Health – New Jersey President & Chief Operating Officer. The Silvestri Tower is named in honor of Board member John P. Silvestri and his family.