As we update our campus, you may see projects and activities that are new and/or unfamiliar. Please visit this page to learn about activities you might observe in connection with campus improvements.
Weeks of February 6 and 13, 2017
On Friday February 2 and Monday, February 13, Verizon Wireless will be changing the hospital's antennas to enhance wireless connections. The corner of Bay Avenue and Highland Avenue will be temporarily closed to traffic from 9am-5pm.
Week of June 13, 2016
A site survey is being conducted. Survey areas include the surface parking lots, the open field across from the Emergency Department and other areas of the hospital campus. Site surveys provide information for design, project estimates and a variety of other tasks associated with the Medical Office Building project.
Week of January 11, 2016
During the week of January 11th (including the weekend) the Montclair Fire Department will be on site at the vacant School of Nursing Building to conduct training drills for firefighters and fire officers.
Week of December 14, 2015
On Friday, December 18th from 8 am to 4 pm you may observe large plumes of steam from the hospital’s new steam silencer. HackensackUMC Mountainside recently invested $18,000 to install a boiler steam silencer to lessen the amount of ambient sound from normal, day to day boiler operations. On Friday, December 18 the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be on site to conduct an emission test of our new energy efficient boilers at 100% capacity. The testing will be conducted in accordance with DEP protocol and will produce significant amounts of environmentally safe steam. Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we conduct this important testing to ensure that the system is working properly.
Week of November 9 and November 16, 2015
A traffic and parking analysis, sponsored by the Township of Montclair and the Borough of Glen Ridge, will be conducted during the weeks of November 9th and November 16th. During this time, several methods of traffic analysis will be used, including: automatic traffic recorders, cameras and visual/field observation
Week of October 19, 2015
On Monday, October 19 from approximately 8 am to 5 pm a crane will be located on Highland Avenue near the hospital’s Harries Pavilion entrance. HackensackUMC Mountainside recently acquired a new fully loaded, Siemens MAGNETOM Aera 1.5 Tesla MRI machine; the crane is necessary for the de-installation of the existing machine. Once installed, the MRI equipment upgrade will provide our community with access to the most up-to-date MRI technology.
Week of September 14, 2015
On September 16-17, representatives from Atlantic Traffic & Design Engineers will be onsite to conduct fieldwork related to a Parking Supply and Utilization Study. This study is necessary for two reasons: 1) to provide information to Montclair and Glen Ridge related to their re-zoning process currently underway for the new Medical Office Building; 2) to determine the number parking spaces needed for the new Medical Office Building. Representatives from Atlantic will be on-and-around the campus from 6:00 am – 8:00 pm both days.
Week of August 30, 2015
On Wednesday, September 3 from approximately 7 am to 3 pm a crane will be located on Highland Avenue near the hospital’s Harries Pavilion entrance. HackensackUMC Mountainside recently acquired a new fully loaded, Siemens MAGNETOM Aera 1.5 Tesla MRI machine; the crane is necessary for the de-installation of the existing machine. Once installed, the MRI equipment upgrade will provide our community with access to the most up-to-date MRI technology.
Week of July 6, 2015
Later in the week of July 6th, representatives from an engineering firm will be on site to survey proposed parking locations for: Dialysis Ambulance parking at 1 Bay Avenue, and additional Emergency Department parking in the vicinity of Walnut Crescent.
Beginning on or about April 28th and continuing for approximately 4 weeks, contractors will work on underground utility lines for HackensackUMC Mountainside in the areas of Ridgewood Road, Forest Avenue and Sherman Avenue. This project will help ensure reliable electric power for the hospital, especially during extreme weather events. The utility work may involve lane closures and traffic re-routing as crews work in the area. Local law enforcement will be assigned to the area to assist with traffic.
Routine antenna upgrades are planned for April, weather permitting. Work is scheduled for 8 am – 4 pm and may require a man-lift. A Glen Ridge police officer will be assigned to the area if a man-lift is needed.
Week of March 23, 2015
This week, an environmental survey will be conducted on hospital owned properties on Walnut Crescent and across from Emergency Department. The survey will provide a general overview of environmental matters related to development of the site.
Week of March 16, 2015
On Sunday, March 22nd, land surveyors will be on site at the School of Nursing to assess tree locations and other physical features.
Week of January 12, 2015
This week on campus, engineers will be drilling into the ground to pull out core samples to get an understanding of the rocks and types of soil that exist beneath our feet. The engineers and their equipment will be on campus on Friday, January 16th around the perimeter of the current buildings, on the lawn area and in the parking lot. The information provided from the samples will help us to prepare plans for the foundation of the new medical office building.
Week of January 5, 2015
This month, our School of Nursing moved to their new home on the campus of Montclair State University. As we were cleaning out the old building, we found a treasure trove of memorabilia in the basement, representing many different eras in the history of the School of Nursing. In the next few weeks, we will be taking inventory of the items with the expert help of both the Glen Ridge and Montclair Historical Societies. We are grateful for their assistance in helping us preserve these artifacts.
Week of December 15, 2014
It’s moving day! The HackensackUMC Mountainside School of Nursing and Partners for Health Foundation are relocating It’s moving day! The HackensackUMC Mountainside School of Nursing and Partners for Health Foundation are relocating to new their new homes. Montclair State University welcomes the School of Nursing and the Partners for Health Foundation is unpacking at 54 Plymouth Street, Montclair. Those big green containers in front of the building are here temporarily to help with the office clean out.
Week of December 9, 2014
A site survey is being conducted. The site survey will provide information for design, project estimates and a variety of other tasks associated with the Medical Office Building project.
A traffic survey is also being conducted. The traffic survey will quantify current traffic conditions and provide information related to transportation matters in connection with the Medical Office Building project.