Slated for the hospital's renovations are interior additions that will include research laboratories as well as physician and administrative offices at the site, according to the report.
Among the features of the building will be the Valley Arrythmia Institute, the largest tri-state area electrophysiology practice, specializing in disorders in hearth rhythm.
Valley purchased the property
with the help of donors, including $5 million from noted Ridgewood
philanthropist David Bolger, in June. The building will be dubbed the Bolger Medical Arts Building, in honor of the benefactor.
“This facility is a tremendous
opportunity for Valley to consolidate all our research capabilities and build a
world-class facility dedicated to advancing medicine and discovering novel
medical and surgical approaches to diagnosing and treating heart disease and
cancer,” Audrey Meyers, the hospital’s president and CEO, said in a release when the site was purchased.
The site, located on Linwood Avenue, sits near the borough's border with Ridgewood, where Valley has a pending application before the village planning board for a more substantial renovation to its main campus. The next hearing, where opponents to the project plan testimony, is scheduled for Sept. 30.