About the Project

Healthcare today is changing rapidly. With the opening of a state-of-the-art, 372-bed hospital on a brand-new campus in Paramus, Valley will be well-suited to adapt to these changes and meet the healthcare needs of the northern New Jersey community for many years to come.

The New Valley Hospital will provide an even better experience for our patients and their families. Single-patient rooms, for example, will enhance patient privacy, safety and comfort.  A flexible facility design, with such features as universally sized operating and procedure rooms, will enable the hospital to adapt to changing needs and medical technology. And our new location and larger campus will allow us to grow our community outreach, empowering and inspiring people to live healthier lives. 

New Valley Hospital Site Plan

The New Valley Hospital will reside on Winters Avenue in Paramus, just 2.5 miles from Valley's current campus on North Van Dien Avenue in Ridgewood.

Once built, the hospital will be the centerpiece of a healthcare campus that unites acute inpatient care with Valley's wide range of outpatient services. 

The facility will be across the street from The Robert & Audrey Luckow Pavilion, Valley's same-day surgery and comprehensive cancer center.

It will also be near Valley's medical office complex at 140 E. Ridgewood Ave., home to The Valley Hospital Fertility Center, Maternal-Fetal Medicine services, the Center for Family Education, the Kireker Center for Child Development, and other outpatient services. 

Visitors to The New Valley Hospital will also enjoy convenient access to the Fashion Center and Paramus Park Mall.

The New Valley Hospital will be a modern, 372-bed healthcare facility on a state-of-the-art campus that incorporates best practices in healthcare facility design. Plans call for an approximately 910,000-square-foot facility that will range in height from three to seven stories.

The New Valley Hospital will be in full compliance with the zoning ordinances already established by Paramus.

The hospital will be planned, constructed, operated and maintained using “green” or environmentally friendly principles and processes, with 20 percent of the site dedicated to open, green space. The facility will incorporate green roofs, which involves growing plants on the facility’s rooftops. Green roofs have numerous benefits, including reducing storm water runoff, improving energy efficiency, and improving the overall look of the hospital for patients and neighbors.

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Project Guiding Principles

Design for Flexibility

Design for Flexibility

Care delivery models and technologies are constantly evolving. Environments of care must be adaptable to flex and respond to change. Valley’s facilities will be designed with modularity and standardization to accommodate new care models and technologies, as well as the flexibility to grow and change over time.

Enhance Our Care & Service Experience

Enhance Our Care & Service Experience

Valley Health System has developed a reputation for clinical excellence and compassionate care and service. We care deeply for our patients and families and the quality of their experience. Involving patients and families, we will build upon this legacy to develop environments that ensure an even better experience in the future.

A Culture of Safety & Innovation

A Culture of Safety & Innovation

We strive for integrated services and high-reliability practices that support patient safety and lead to positive clinical outcomes. We embrace innovative thinking and creative ideas that push the boundaries of our current thinking to imagine new care delivery opportunities, knowing that today‘s possibilities will rapidly become tomorrow’s realities.

A Community Wellness Partner

A Community Wellness Partner

As a part of the fabric of northern New Jersey for generations, Valley has played a vital role in the health of our community. We will continue to enhance the health of the population by partnering with individuals seeking assistance and education, and by evolving to meet changing needs. We will achieve this partnership by offering our services in customer friendly, state-of-the-art facilities designed to inspire wellness and healing.

Stewardship of Resources & the Environment

Stewardship of Resources & the Environment

We hold ourselves accountable for the resources we consume in the mission of providing healthcare. We seek to minimize waste, preserve natural resources and do our part to protect the environment. We expect fiscal accountability through smart sustainable design, efficient planning and operations and cost-effective decisions that will have long-term impacts.

Project Timeline

2017
Announcement
The New Valley Hospital is announced (January 2017)
2017
Certificate of Need Application Review
New Jersey Department of Health’s review of Valley’s Certificate of Need Application (February 2017 – February 2018)
2018
Site Plan Review
Site Plan is reviewed by Borough of Paramus Planning Board (2018)
2019
Site Plan Approval
Site Plan is approved by Borough of Paramus Planning Board (June 2019)
2019
Groundbreaking
Valley holds groundbreaking ceremony for The New Valley Hospital (November 2019)
2019
Construction of New Hospital
Estimated 3.5 years (November 2019 – 2023)
2023
Grand Opening
Valley celebrates the opening of The New Valley Hospital (2023)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the plan for the current Ridgewood campus?

Valley will maintain a vibrant campus in Ridgewood that will be dedicated to a broad range of healthcare services. Those services will include an urgent care center, and laboratory, radiology and endoscopy services. Moving the inpatient services to Paramus also provides Valley with an opportunity to consolidate existing ambulatory and outpatient services, as well as health system business functions.

Why does Valley need to build a new hospital?

Care delivery models and technologies are constantly evolving. Valley needs a more modern facility to preserve its ability to meet the future healthcare needs of our community. The new hospital will be designed to accommodate new care models, with the flexibility to change over time. In addition, the new hospital will enable Valley to accommodate new medical technologies and adopt the new national standard of single-patient rooms.

Why did Valley select this location to build its new hospital?

As Valley considered all its options for how to best meet the long-term healthcare needs of the northern New Jersey community, it became apparent that building the new facility in Paramus is the best way to accomplish this goal.

Valley has maintained a strong relationship with the Paramus community over the years, including supporting community-outreach programs that improve the lives of residents throughout the borough. Paramus has also been a welcoming home for The Robert and Audrey Luckow Pavilion, Valley’s same-day surgery and comprehensive cancer care center.

We were pleased to assemble an appropriate location that is so close to the location that Valley has called home for so many years, as it will allow us to continue to serve the residents of Ridgewood and surrounding communities.

The site has numerous advantages, including its convenient location across the street from the Luckow Pavilion, and is just 2.5 miles from Valley’s Ridgewood campus.

How will the project be funded?

The new facility will cost an estimated $800 million and will be funded through the issuance of bonds, hospital equity, and philanthropic contributions. Valley is in a strong position to finance the new facility as it currently has no debt and for the last decade has been saving for the development of this new and exciting project.

What will be done to mitigate any impact from construction activity?

As Valley has done in the past with all of its building projects in both Ridgewood and Paramus, all construction activity will comply with all appropriate regulations (such as permissible construction hours) and will be carefully coordinated with the Borough of Paramus to mitigate any impact to the sites surrounding construction. 

How will the campus be accessed?

An important advantage of the new site is that the hospital can be accessed from many roads, including Route 17 North and South, From Road, A&S Drive, East Ridgewood Avenue, Park Place (off Rt. 17) and the Garden State Parkway. 

Valley will be conducting traffic studies to ensure the new hospital has minimal impact on local roadways, and will work with local officials to improve the traffic flow in that area.

The new hospital design will also incorporate a dedicated entrance and drop-off lane, similar to the concourse road of an airport, thus facilitating patient drop-off and visitor valet parking and further mitigating congestion on Winters Avenue.

How will parking be accommodated?

Both structured and surface parking areas will be provided.

Can the neighborhood expect increased noise from emergency vehicles?

Valley understands that as a good neighbor, it must do its part to maintain the character of the Paramus community and limit noise and other disruptions. As Valley has done for many years in Ridgewood, we will ask emergency vehicles to minimize the use of lights and sirens as they approach the new facility.

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