Groundbreaking On New Medical Office Building at Mountainside Medical Center in Glen Ridge & Montclair


Following the first shovels in the ground at a ceremony today, a three-story, 45,735-square-foot state-of-the-art medical office building at the former School of Nursing site across from Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center on the border of Glen Ridge and Montclair, will begin take shape.

Developed by The Hampshire Companies, the building is slated for completion in early 2020.

Local and hospital officials celebrating the milestone event included John Fromhold, FACHE, CEO of Mountainside Medical Center, Robert C. Garrett, Co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, John Lloyd, Co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, David Vandewater, CEO of Ardent Health Services, Frank Fekete, Chairman of the Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center Joint Venture Board, Tim O’Brien, COO of Mountainside Medical Center, Glen Ridge Mayor Stuart K. Patrick, and Montclair Mayor Robert D. Jackson.

“It’s a very competitive market for the best doctors and they want first-class, state-of-the-art office space in convenient proximity to the hospital for themselves and their patients. By delivering that, this new building will allow us to attract and retain leading primary care physicians and specialists,” said John Fromhold, CEO of Mountainside Medical Center. “We are thankful to our neighbors and to both the Montclair and Glen Ridge Planning Boards for providing their valuable input. Our joint efforts have brought about an exciting opportunity for our communities.”

Mountainside Medical Center, a Hackensack Meridian Health facility, has been an integral part of the local Glen Ridge and Montclair communities for over 125 years. The Medical Office Building project marks the next chapter in hospital’s storied history. Designed to meet the needs of 21st century health care providers, the Medical Office Building will offer physicians and specialists with the high-quality, Class A office space they desire to build their practices and provide the best in class care to the local community. This project will also enable the hospital to continue to attract and retain the best doctors and specialists to ensure that areas of need within the community are being met including obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, family medicine, urology, general surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, ENT, pulmonary, GI, endocrinology, pediatrics and pediatric subspecialists from the John M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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