Montclair (N.J.) Health System set plans in motion to acquire Mountainside Hospital in Montclair by filing a certificate-of-need request with the state department of health to transfer the facility's ownership.
Montclair Health aims to acquire nearby hospital
A subsidiary of for-profit Merit Health Systems, based in Louisville, Ky., has owned 245-bed Mountainside since 2007. Montclair Health is a partnership between the two-hospital and privately held LHP Hospital Group, Plano, Texas, along with the 696-bed and not-for-profit Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
“Looking forward, we are confident that LHP, as manager and operator of Mountainside, together with its local partner HackensackUMC, will ensure this hospital is well-positioned for future growth,” Mountainside President and CEO John Fromhold said in a news release.
Merit's only other hospital is 171-bed Nix Health Care System in San Antonio.
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