Purchase Complete: Mountainside Hospital Becomes HackensackUMC Mountainside

Hackensack University Health Network and LHP Hospital Group complete joint venture purchase of HackensackUMC Mountainside.


A joint venture of the Hackensack University Health Network and its partner LHP Group Inc. has completed its purchase of Mountainside Hospital, marking the start of a new era for the 121-year-old, 365-bed facility.

The hospital now will be known as HackensackUMC Mountainside.

“This represents both a historic milestone for HackensackUMC Mountainside and a pivotal turning point that will ensure its ability to grow and keep abreast of emerging community health needs,” observed John Fromhold, the hospital’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Under the stewardship of LHP, one of the nation’s premier private hospital management companies and Hackensack University Health Network, recognized within New Jersey and nationally for clinical excellence, HackensackUMC Mountainside is well-positioned to meet the challenges that lie ahead for all hospitals while also broadening the scope of its patient care.”

“We are thrilled to begin this partnership with our joint venture partner, LHP, as well as the team at HackensackUMC Mountainside,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Health Network. “Both medical centers have been providing exceptional care to New Jersey residents for more than a century, and we look forward to combining Hackensack University Medical Center’s clinical expertise with that of HackensackUMC Mountainside. The strength and security of LHP financial backing and management will undoubtedly enhance HackensackUMC Mountainside’s reputation as a premier hospital in the Montclair region and beyond.”

HackensackUMC Mountainside, located on the Montclair/Glen Ridge border, is known for providing access to state-of-the-art patient care in a nurturing, community hospital setting.

About HackensackUMC Mountainside

At HackensackUMC Mountainside, world-class physicians treat a wide range of medical conditions using state-of-the-art technology. Patients have immediate access to innovative and effective treatment alternatives at specialized centers within the hospital that focus on imaging, women’s health, cancer care, surgery, obesity, stroke and chronic kidney disease. The 365-bed community hospital delivers personalized care while also serving as a learning center via its nursing school and residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine and dentistry.  HackensackUMC Mountainside is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the NJ State Department of Health and Senior Services and is one of only a few community hospitals licensed by the State to perform emergency angioplasty. To learn more about HackensackUMC Mountainside visit www.mountainsidehosp.com.


Cheryl Weiss July 12, 2012 at 04:56 PM
I worked at Mountainside Hospital for over 25 years. I was briefly hospitalized there during that time, and the care was fine. More recently, after Mountainside was no longer part of Atlantic Health System and was being run by Merit Health System from Kentucky, the care (and everything about it) was downright ABOMINABLE. It was the absolute pits. I am hoping that under the auspices of Hackensack, Mountainside will once again become a decent hospital. I wish Mountainside all the best going forward.
Shelley Emling July 12, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Thanks for your comments Cheryl.
A. Cathy Hawley July 13, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Upwards for Mountainside…I was a patient at Hackensack UMC and I only have good things to say about them. The hospital was clean; doctors, nurses, nurses’ aides, etc. were all extremely professional and pleasant. And the icing on the cake…I didn’t get hospital food, I got restaurant quality food. This merger can only be a positive for Mountainside.


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