All Distinguished Alumni and Speaker Honorees

John Fromhold – Friend

Posted in: 2020-21, The School of Nursing

John Fromhold

John Fromhold is Chief Executive Officer of Hackensack UMC Mountainside. Since 2007, he has played an instrumental role overseeing the hospital’s transformation.

Recognizing the importance of network affiliations to clinical excellence and financial viability, he negotiated the joint venture formed by the Hackensack University Health Network, and LHP Hospital Group. This has resulted in a dramatic revitalization of the 125-year-old Mountainside hospital.

John’s recent achievements include the hospital’s successful transition in 2019 to Epic, considered the gold standard among electronic health records systems.

He was also instrumental in securing an agreement that paved the way for Mountainside to become a future satellite of the John Theurer Cancer Center, offering enhanced oncology services to the community.

A seasoned veteran in healthcare operations, John’s career spans more than 30 years.

John extended his planned retirement date to skillfully guide his hospital through the Covid-19 crisis in one of the hardest-hit regions of the country, with over 500 recovered Covid-positive patients eventually discharged home.