Designed by RMJM Architects, the 105,000-square-foot rehabcenter will offer 80 sub-acute care beds and 120 beds of long-termcare. It will replace an existing 83-bed facility located at 79Bayard Ln. in Princeton.

The sub-acute care unit is for patients recovering from surgeryor prolonged illnesses that need specialized rehab services, whilethe long-term care portion will tend to patients who can no longerlive at home. The two facilities will share a common kitchen andservice areas, as well as an administration and a dialysiscenter.

The center is being designed to meet LEED standards. "We aredelighted to be working on a construction project that will set anew standard for long-term care facilities as well as meet thesub-acute and long-term care needs of patients from the entireregion," said Ronald Witt Sr., president and chief executiveofficer of Sweetwater, in a statement.In addition to the NewMerwick Center, Windsor Health Care also operates facilities inEssex, Bergen and Middlesex counties.

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