Leadership Change at HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley; Mark Sparta Named Acting CEO

September 18, 2014 12:43 PM

Hackensack University Health Network has announced today that Chad Melton, CEO of HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood, NJ, is leaving his position at the hospital to return to the Plano, Texas home office of LHP Hospital Group, Inc. (LHP).  Mark Sparta has been named acting chief executive officer of HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley, effective November 2014.

HackensackUMC and LHP formed a joint venture in 2009 to reopen the former Pascack Valley Hospital, which was closed in April 2008.  Mr. Melton was appointed as CEO in 2012 and successfully led the team that reopened the 128-bed community hospital on June 1, 2013. Mr. Melton will assume an operational role at LHP supporting the growth and development of its six hospitals across the country and will also lead the efforts to integrate new joint ventures into the LHP system.

Mr. Sparta joins HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley from Hackensack University Medical Center, where he has served as vice president, Clinical Services and senior operations officer since 2008. In this role, he has been accountable for planning, organizing and directing all of the daily operating activities across a broad spectrum of clinical and ancillary support services.  He brings to HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley 26 years of clinical and management experience.

“I would like to thank Chad for his leadership as CEO of the hospital. Chad was brought to New Jersey and tasked to open the facility on-time and on-budget and lay the ground work for solid operations and a strong culture.  He has not only met, but exceeded this goal,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of the Hackensack University Health Network. “I welcome Mark in his new interim role and have great confidence that his experience and commitment will be of value to the Pascack and Northern Valley communities we serve.”

A national search will be conducted for a permanent replacement.


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 (Plano, 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 of its kind, 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, CityMD, 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 1,452 beds, more than 11,000 employees and 3,300 credentialed physicians at hospitals within the Network, Hackensack University Health Network is one of the largest healthcare systems in New Jersey.




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