The Valley Hospital is building a new hospital in Paramus, N.J. Valley anticipates breaking ground in 2019 and opening as early as 2023.

The planned site for the new hospital campus is located just 2.5 miles from Valley's current location, and is directly across the street from the hospital's comprehensive cancer and same-day-surgery centers.

While the new hospital has not yet been designed, conceptual plans call for a 372-bed, approximately 910,000 square-foot facility that will range in height from three to seven stories. The new facility will cost an estimated $735 million. It will be designed, constructed, operated and maintained using environmentally friendly principles and processes in compliance with the Paramus' zoning ordinances.

Moving inpatient and emergency services to Paramus will allow Valley to repurpose its current campus in Ridgewood for a broad range of healthcare services, including an urgent-care center, and laboratory, radiology and endoscopy services. In addition, Valley plans to consolidate existing ambulatory and outpatient services and health system business functions back to the Ridgewood campus.

The new Valley Hospital will be designed from the ground up to integrate innovative technology and the flexibility required to accommodate new and emerging healthcare models. To enhance privacy, comfort and quality of care, the new hospital will be built with single-patient rooms.

The plans for the new hospital also call for the creation of universally sized rooms for surgery and procedures, including general surgery, minimally invasive robotic surgery, cardiac catheterizations or endovascular procedures.