Health care and local officials gathered in Journal Square on Sept. 21 to mark the formal opening of the new Englewood Health ZT Systems Outpatient Center, which offers urgent care and other services in the Jersey City neighborhood.
The three floor 73,000 square foot facility, which has been open since February at 2 Journal Square, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion. The center is located across from the PATH Station and was touted as a way “to deliver this for the citizens of Hudson County.”
“Thank you to all of you that have made this a reality,” said Warren Geller, the President and CEO of Englewood Health. “Projects this size are years in the making; they don’t happen by accident.”
The first floor of the facility houses urgent care and an orthopedic office, while the second floor has primary care services, specialties such as pulmonology, gastroenterology, and dermatology, and a diabetic center. The center also has an imaging center.
”It’s important that you are able to have health care that is brought to you instead of you having to go and seek out the health care,” said Richard Lerner, the Board of Trustees Chairman of Englewood Health.
Englewood also thanked ZT Systems, an IT company based in Secaucus, for a $4 million donation that “will change lives.”
“With the help of ZT Systems, Hudson County will have access to renowned experts, the latest technology, patient support, and community education,” said Michael Gutter, the Board of Trustees Chairman of the Englewood Health Foundation.
Mayor Steven Fulop was also there to thank Englewood, and touted the new center as part of new developments taking place in the Journal Square neighborhood such as the Loews’ Theatre renovations, the One Journal Square project, and the upcoming Pompidou Center.
“You’d be hard pressed to find any place in the country that has this much growth and this much investment both from the public side and the private side,” said Fulop, who also joined by Council members Rich Boggiano (who represents the Journal Square-based Ward C), Yousef Saleh and James Solomon.
Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, who’s also the president of Englewood Health Physician Network, said that they’ve moved a number of their doctors to the new facility and they’ve been “ecstatic” since then.
“It’s state of the art, it’s gorgeous, it’s all electronic,” he said in an interview. “We couldn’t ask for more and our patients are delighted.”
Brunnquell added that in about two weeks, the last phase of the facility on the third floor will be completed, which will have radiology, cardiac testing and a breast care center.