2015 ANNUAL REPORT

HackensackUMC Mountainside

A Year of Unprecedented Performance

HackensackUMC Mountainside is optimizing its Network affiliation to achieve clinical excellence and sound financials; improve patient satisfaction and implement strategic capital improvements.

Our community hospital’s outstanding performance in 2015 vividly underscores the benefits of affiliation with the Hackensack University Health Network and reaffirms the wisdom of its integrated operational approach in today’s complex, challenging healthcare environment. In fact, this past year was the most successful in HackensackUMC Mountainside’s long and distinguished history.

At our suburban Essex campus, we upheld the Hackensack University Health Network’s unwavering commitment to clinical excellence and patient satisfaction and were rewarded with strong financial returns that enabled us to invest in some strategic capital equipment and technology enhancements. With the support of dedicated physicians and employees who expressed increased satisfaction with our work environment in independent surveys last year, we met the rigorous standards of pay-for-performance reimbursement initiatives; increased our patient volume and patient satisfaction; and delivered world-class, integrated care to more people than ever before through our alignment with the Hackensack University Medical Center’s tertiary and quaternary services.

We also moved forward with revitalization and expansion activities that included:

In 2016, we’ll mark our 125th anniversary with a year-long celebration that will look back at Mountainside’s entire, storied history and call attention to exciting future plans which include significant enhancements and renovations in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Maternity Unit and Emergency Department, as well as a much anticipated on-campus medical office building that will help us continue to attract and retain leading physicians to practice at our hospital.

Success is a moving target in our rapidly evolving industry. However, when it matters most, HackensackUMC Mountainside is well-positioned to continue to thrive for another 125 years.

John A. Fromhold, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer
HackensackUMC Mountainside

...this past year was the most successful in HackensackUMC Mountainside’s long and distinguished history.