The new Summit Health primary and specialty care hub occupies 30,000 square feet of commercial space at the Wellmont Arts Plaza in Montclair. — Courtesy: Summit Health
By Joshua Burd
Summit Health has opened the doors to a new 30,000-square-foot office in Montclair, in one of the first pieces of a new mixed-use development near the acclaimed Wellmont Theater.
The space, located at 1 Seymour St., will provide primary and specialty care services to adults and children. Some 20 doctors will do so from the building’s sixth and seventh floors, driving traffic to what’s known as the Wellmont Arts Plaza being spearheaded by Ironstate Development Co. and Brookfield Properties.
Local officials, business leaders and community members gathered Wednesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility.
“We are thrilled to build upon our tradition of providing excellent care to Montclair residents and to the Essex County community with our new Montclair hub,” Summit Health CEO Jeff Alter said. “Many of our Montclair-based physicians are familiar faces here in the local community, so we are really building on our roots. The Montclair hub will provide greater patient access to providers from one convenient downtown location.”
Summit Health is among the first commercial tenants to open in the Wellmont Arts Plaza, which is reshaping more than two acres along Bloomfield Avenue at Seymour Street. The project also calls for new apartments, office space, retail frontage and parking.
Designed by Longo Architects & Associates LLC, with interiors by Urban Chalet, the Summit Health facility will offer primary care, pediatrics, dermatology, orthopedics, podiatry, OBGYN, allergy, ENT, general surgery and other specialties. The space features 63 exam rooms and a pediatric suite with separate waiting rooms for sick visits and newborns.
“During Summit Health’s time in Montclair, and in all of Essex County, they have done a tremendous job of providing comprehensive multispecialty health care for the entire family,” said Essex County Commissioner Brendan Gill, who presented a special proclamation at the ribbon-cutting event. “Their impressive new hub at 1 Seymour Street will continue to offer primary care, pediatrics, women’s health services, general surgery and many more specialties under one roof. It is fitting they are among the first major businesses in the Wellmont Arts District.”
Other features include pediatric otolaryngology and on-site diagnostic radiological imaging services including mammography, bone density, ultrasound and general x-ray, according to a news release. Meantime, an on-site lab provides phlebotomy, urinalysis and blood tests, while the facility also offers outpatient services such as laryngoscopy and ENT procedures.