About Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey

Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey (AHNJ) is a 30-bed Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) hospital providing acute care to critically ill and medically complex patients. At AHNJ we utilize a patient focused care model throughout our interdisciplinary staff which will ensure excellent clinical outcomes.

AHNJ operates within AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Atlantic City Campus, on the newly renovated 5th floor of the Wellness and Friendship Pavilion. Acuity Specialty Hospital’s interdisciplinary healthcare team serves patients throughout the region meeting the unique needs of each patient. The hospital primarily serves the southern and coastal regions of New Jersey.

The purpose of this website is to give you as much information as possible about our LTAC facility and the types of patients we serve. As you navigate through the different pages, you will learn about the many programs and services that Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey offers to the medically complex patient.

The photographs on our website are but a few of the many employees at Acuity. They truly are the spirit of our hospital. They bring to life our mission, vision, and values. If, after browsing our website, you have questions please contact us. We would be delighted to answer your questions and/or arrange for you to tour our hospital.


Upon approval for admission, an admission date and time are coordinated between Acuity Specialty Hospital, the referral source, the referring physician, the patient and/or family. Communication is arranged between the referring physician and the Acuity Specialty Hospital attending Physician. There are also participating Physician Specialty groups providing care at Acuity Specialty Hospital. AHNJ operates within  AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Atlantic City Campus, on the newly renovated 5th floor of the Wellness and Friendship Pavilion. Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey is a 30-bed facility that operates as a separate and distinct “hospital-within-a hospital” with its own leadership team, employees, and physician staff. All rooms are single occupied rooms.  Each patient is seen daily by an attending Physician and all patients care will be coordinated by a multidisciplinary team including Specialty Physicians. Each patient will be assigned a Case Manager upon admission.  Within 24-48 hours, your Case Manager will coordinate a family meeting to discuss the plan and goals of care.

It is helpful to have the following information available upon admission:

  • Personal Identification card(s)
  • Insurance cards or Medicare cards
  • Living will, power of attorney or durable power of attorney if applicable
  • Copy of an organ donation request card if applicable

We strongly suggest you leave valuables at home. The hospital is not responsible for valuables or money kept in your room.

Visiting Hours

There are no restrictions on visiting hours at Acuity. We do ask that there are only 2 visitors at one time due to space restrictions. However, one family member or friend is  allowed to stay with the patient overnight for as long as requested and approved.

Family Resources

Future Planning:

Advance Directives: An advance directive is a way for you or your loved one to communicate about the type of care you/they want to receive. It is a good idea for everyone to speak with their family about their care wishes and to create an advance directive. If you do not have an advance directive forms are available online at New Jersey Department of Health Website.


POLST: Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment – If you or a loved one is suffering from a chronic disease process that is in the end stages you may want to consider a POLST. A POLST form is physician orders regarding life sustaining treatment. These are actionable orders that will follow you throughout your interaction with the healthcare system. You can find more information about POLST on the New Jersey Department of Health Website.


Power of Attorney: There are several different types of Power of Attorney. A Power of attorney designates who you or your loved one wants to make decisions regarding healthcare and finances. It is a good idea to have a Power of Attorney for both healthcare and finances. Banks are very strict and will not give your family access to your finances unless they have a financial power of attorney or are named on the bank account. Having a financial power of attorney will reduce your stress regarding finances if you are unable to manage them yourself. Additionally a Medical Power of Attorney will make it clear to your family and your physicians who you want to speak for you if you are unable to speak for yourself.

Additional information regarding Power of Attorney is available at: http://www.nj.gov/ooie/helpful/durable_power_attorney.html.

There are downloadable POA forms at https://powerofattorney.com/new-jersey. If you are interested in creating a POA document, but have questions or feel that your situation is more complicated it is recommended that you speak with an attorney.

Guardianship: If your loved one is not able to sign a POA you may need to pursue guardianship. Guardianship is a legal decision about a patient’s competency. It is recommended that you speak with an attorney regarding guardianship.

More information can be found at: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/services/guardianship/.

VA benefits:
If you/your spouse or your loved one/your loved one’s spouse served active duty in the military during wartime you may be eligible for the aid and attendance benefit. This benefit provides coverage for home health aide assistance or financial assistance with assisted living. In order to apply for the Aid and Attendance benefit you will need to contact your local VA office. You can reach the VA by calling 888-8NJ-VETS or download the benefit guide at


If you do not have a secondary insurance or if you feel that you/your loved one will need a longer course of assistance whether in a long term care facility, assisted living, or at home we strongly recommend completing a Medicaid application. Even if you have been denied in the past changes to your medical condition may change your eligibility. Medicaid is based on financial and medical/functional criteria. Medicaid will help to cover any co-pays that you may obtain during your course of illness as well as provide coverage for ongoing assistance including long term care, assisted living, home health aides, home health equipment, transportation, and Medicaid to list a few. You can apply for Medicaid through your county welfare office.


You can get further information about Medicaid at the New Jersey State Website. http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/clients/medicaid/abd/index.html. Additional information is available at http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/clients/medicaid/abd/ABD_2016_Overview.pdf. When you apply for Medicaid you will need both financial and identifying information. A checklist http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/clients/medicaid/abd/ABD_Checklist_NJFC-ABD-CL-0416.pdf will help you determine what information you will need to take with you when you apply. The Medicaid application http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/clients/medicaid/abd/ABD_Application.pdf needs to be completed and can be mailed in. If you have questions about the Medicaid process or your eligibility please contact your local Welfare office.

Discharge Planning:
While you are a patient at Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey you will have a case manager that will assist you with discharge planning. Sometime people need further rehab after their LSH stay. This rehabilitation may be done at home or in an inpatient facility.

You can find further information about facilities available at: https://web.doh.state.nj.us/apps2/healthfacilities/fsSearch.aspx.

Additional Resources:
You can find information about other resources such as energy assistance and food stamps at
. Additional resources are also available through the state of New Jersey and the county in which you reside. Always you can reach out to your case manager or your local welfare office if you feel you need further assistance.

Prescription Assistance:
Partnership for Prescription Assistance https://www.pparx.org/
Pharmaceutical Assistance Program https://www.medicare.gov/pharmaceutical-assistance-program/
PAAD http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/services/paad/
Senior Gold http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/seniorgolddetail.html

Access Link: http://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=AccessLinkTo
Burlink: http://www.driveless.com/pdfs/Burlink_B1_sched_web.pdf
Independent Transportation Network of America: http://itnamerica.org/?gclid=CISxzcihl9ICFQwQaQodXm8HpQ
Atlantic County Transportation Service: http://www.driveless.com/gettingaround_shuttle_atlantic_01_1032008.htm
Community Cars: Hudson, Bergen, Monmouth, and Passiac counties http://www.ezride.org/3-0-seniortransportation.asp
Community Paratransit: http://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=ParaTransitTo



How do you make a referral to Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey?

Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey accepts referrals from hospitals, clinicians, rehabilitative centers, skilled nursing facilities, and families. Our hospital is Medicare certified and accepts most insurance plans, as well as workers compensation.

To make a referral, please contact the Admissions Department at 609-441-8123. An Acuity Specialty Hospital Clinical Liaison will conduct an on-site evaluation. Financial assessment of insurance coverage and eligibility is also determined at this time.

All admission determinations will be made and communicated to the referral source. Upon approval of a patient’s admission, communication of clinical information is coordinated by our clinical liaisons along with the admissions department. The medical information is then transferred to the patient’s new chart upon their arrival.

Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey provides care to adults without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.

Thank you for your interest in Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey. We encourage you to tour our hospital and meet our staff at any time prior to admission.  If you have any questions please contact the admissions office (609-441-8123) and we will be happy to assist you.

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The Acuity Specialty Hospital Provider Relations Team

The Acuity Specialty Hospital Provider Relations Department is comprised of a team of diverse, creative professionals. Our goal is to ensure the best outcomes and a smooth transition for each patient referred to Acuity Specialty Hospital. Please call Holly at 609-441-8123 to arrange to meet with one of our liaisons, or to schedule a tour of the hospital.

Kristi Forvour, RN | Director of Provider Relations

Kristi Forvour, RN, received her degree at Helene Fuld School of Nursing. Kristi has been working at Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey since 2012. Before becoming Director of Provider Relations, she was a Clinical Liaison, a critical care floor nurse at Acuity and a team leader. Kristi’s experience has afforded her exceptional knowledge related to critically ill patients, and excellent relationships with Physicians and other clinicians. Kristi is an extremely proud mother of 3 beautiful children. In her spare time, Kristi enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and getting in as many beach days as possible.

Sabina Booker, MS, MBA | Clinical Liaison

Sabina G. Booker, MS, MBA received her BA in Psychology from Rutgers University, MS in Interdisciplinary Health Science with a concentration in Pharmacology and Biochemistry from Drexel University College of Medicine, and her MBA in Marketing from Montclair State University. She has 10 years of work experience with post-acute patient assessments, physician relationship management, and business development. Her experience has afforded her exceptional knowledge related to health care branding, physician and public relations, marketing and strategic business growth. Sabina is a proud parent of 3 children – her oldest daughter is a college honors student at TCNJ, and she has a 3 year old daughter and 2 year old son at home. In her spare time, Sabina enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, fishing, going to the beach, and is an avid foodie!

Kelly Bowman | Clinical Liaison

Kelly Bowman, LPN, worked as a bedside nurse in the Long Term Care environment. During that time, Kelly was afforded many opportunities to further her knowledge and leadership skills. She held various positions including Staff Educator, Infection Control Nurse, and Assistant Director of Nursing. Kelly is a proud parent of 4 children- 3 adult kids and 1 very precocious 5 year old. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys attending country music concerts and spending time at the beach.

Nicole Keefer, RN | Clinical Liaison

Nicole Keefer, RN, joined Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey in May 2018 as a clinical liaison.  In her career, Nicole has developed and implemented nursing policies while supporting, managing and educating new patients.  She has extensive experience in nursing, research and education while also developing community relationships.  Nicole holds an Associate’s degree in nursing from the Gloucester County College, School of Nursing in Sewell, New Jersey.

Saundra McCarthy, LPN | Clinical Liaison

Saundra McCarthy, LPN, has 10 years of work experience with HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals of Largo, FL and Vineland, NJ. Her experience has afforded her exceptional knowledge related to physician and public relations, business development, sales and marketing. She also volunteers for various non-profit organizations. Saundra is very busy outside of work keeping up with and caring for her twin 5 year old daughters.

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Visiting Hours

There are no restrictions on visiting hours at Acuity. We do ask that there are only 2 visitors at one time due to space restrictions. However, one family member or friend is  allowed to stay with the patient overnight for as long as requested and approved.


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