John Fromhold honored at 2019 Golf Tournament

Partners for Health was proud to recognize John Fromhold, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center, as the honoree of the Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament on July 16, 2019.

Since 2008, Partners for Health Foundation has made grants totaling $3.6 million to address Hunger & Homelessness in Montclair and surrounding communities.  Sponsorship support of the Golf outing by Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center – the event’s exclusive, PREMIER Sponsor – has helped us to make a difference in the lives of countless families who struggle to put food on the table and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.   

In 2007, John Fromhold was instrumental in identifying the hospital (formerly known as Mountainside) as an acquisition candidate for Merit Health Systems, a private company based in Louisville, KY, where he was a partner and Senior Vice President. He subsequently relocated to New Jersey to assume the role of CEO and personally oversee the hospital’s transformation.  Since the acquisition of Merit, the hospital has undergone a successful and dramatic revitalization, without sacrificing the integrity of the 125+ year old hospital, or the special, distinctive spirit of community and cooperation that sets it apart from others. 

Recognizing that network affiliations were becoming increasingly essential to maintaining clinical excellence and financial viability, in 2012 he was instrumental in negotiating the sale of Mountainside to a not-for-profit/for-profit joint venture network between Hackensack University Medical Center and LHP Hospital Group, now Hackensack Meridian Health and Ardent Health Services.  Prior to joining Merit, John was a Group Vice President for Community Health Systems with direct responsibility for 13 hospitals in five states.  He also held senior management positions with Humana and HCA.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

John and his wife Cheryl live in Verona, New Jersey and have four sons and two granddaughters.