HackensackUMC Mountainside Announces Major Capital Improvements and Upgrades

May 7, 2014 05:18 AM

HackensackUMC Mountainside, a community hospital and major healthcare provider serving suburban Essex and neighboring Passaic County, is embarking on major capital improvements. The diverse array of renovation and expansion projects slated to begin in 2014-15 includes development of an on-campus Medical Office Building that will house physician offices; enhancements to the Women’s Services and Emergency Departments; addition of improved patient safety technology and equipment; implementation of next generation electronic records technology; and new building décor and aesthetics in some common areas and patient rooms.

Capital expenditures for all of the projects have been approved by the hospital’s two ownership partners, LHP Hospital Group, Inc. and the Hackensack University Health Network, and are scheduled to be presented to the hospital’s Joint Venture Board this week.

“This exciting development will have a sweeping impact on the quality and availability of healthcare for our community,” said John Fromhold, Chief Executive Officer of HackensackUMC Mountainside. “With top-notch, on-campus office space and state-of-the-art upgrades and enhancements throughout the facility, we will be able to attract highly regarded physicians to join our world-class medical staff in taking convenient, local access to specialized care to the next level in our community.”
“Our goal is to achieve an integrated standard of care at all of our network affiliates that’s the best in their respective service areas and also among the best in the state and the entire nation,” said Robert C. Garrett, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hackensack University Health Network. “We’re pleased to support the talented physicians and healthcare team at HackensackUMC Mountainside by providing greater access to the most current, comprehensive medical and information technology resources and more functional workspaces.”

“LHP’s unique joint venture model was born out of a vision to provide community hospitals with the operating capital needed to thrive in an increasingly complex and costly healthcare industry through prudent, strategic fiscal management. This major investment in HackensackUMC Mountainside reflects the success of that model and our commitment to the hospital’s long-term viability,” said John F. Holland, Chief Executive Officer of LHP Hospital Group, Inc.

At HackensackUMC Mountainside, 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 also serves as a learning center via its nursing school and residency programs. 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.

About Hackensack University Health Network
Hackensack University Health Network is the New Jersey-based parent company of HackensackUMC, the HackensackUMC Foundation, Hackensack University Medical Groups, and corporate joint venture partners with LHP Hospital Group (Dallas, TX) in ownership of two hospitals: HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley and HackensackUMC Mountainside. Together with six other health systems, the Network is part of the nation’s largest healthcare consortium, AllSpire Health Partners; with a total of 28 hospitals and service area of more than six million people. HackensackUHN also enjoys clinical and academic affiliations with some of the nation’s most well-renowned health systems, hospitals and universities, including: CentraState Healthcare System, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MinuteClinic, North Shore-LIJ Health System, NYU Langone Medical Center’s Division of Pediatric Surgery, Palisades Medical Center, Rutgers Medical School, St. George’s University, and Stevens Institute of Technology. With nearly 10,000 employees and more than 2,700 credentialed medical staff members at hospitals within the Network, Hackensack University Health Network is one of the largest healthcare systems in New Jersey.

About LHP Hospital Group, Inc.
LHP Hospital Group, Inc. (LHP) is a privately held company established to provide essential capital and expertise to not-for-profit hospitals and hospital systems. In cooperation with local hospitals, LHP forms joint ventures to acquire, own, operate and manage acute care facilities in small cities and select urban markets throughout the United States. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, LHP is owned by affiliates of the private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC and the CPP Investment Board as well as certain members of management and the board of directors. For more information, please visit www.lhphospitalgroup.com.HackensackUMC Mountainside, a community hospital and major healthcare provider serving suburban Essex and neighboring Passaic County, is embarking on major capital improvements.



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