• August 12, 2020

    Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Announces New Chief Executive Officer

    MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (August 12, 2020) – A new chief executive officer (CEO) was named today for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center. Tim O’Brien, formerly the hospital’s chief operating officer (COO), will transition from his role as interim CEO to lead the hospital. O’Brien replaces John Fromhold who recently retired.

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  • August 11, 2020

    Crystal Tank, M.D., Internist, Joins Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group

    Montclair, NJ, - (August 11, 2020) – Mountainside Medical Group announced today that Crystal Tank, M.D., has joined the practice, expanding their internal medicine group.

    Crystal Tank, M.D., is board certified in internal medicine and has practiced since 2017. She focuses on putting her patients first and believing in quality and compassionate healthcare. “What excites me most about internal medicine is being able to advise on the prognosis, condition, and severity of illness on a holistic level.”

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  • August 10, 2020

    Sameet Shah, D.O., Gastroenterologist, Joins Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group

    Montclair, NJ, - (August 10, 2020) - Mountainside Medical Group announced today that Sameet Shah, D.O., has joined the practice to serve the community's growing need in the field of gastroenterology.

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  • August 06, 2020

    Sciatica – A Common Nerve Pain for All Ages

    COVID-19 stay-at-home guidelines have created many lifestyle changes, including new home workout routines and do-it-yourself home improvement projects. Doctors warn, however, that increased activity for those not used to certain exertion levels can lead to strains and pains, including one of the most common nerve pain conditions: sciatica (pronounced sy-at’-ick-uh).

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  • July 20, 2020

    Obesity a Major Risk for Severe COVID-19 Cases

    While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that people of any age can contract COVID-19, obesity has emerged among the major risk factors for severe cases. With more than 40 percent of Americans classified as obese, experts caution that this is a growing concern.

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  • July 09, 2020

    Mountainside Medical Center Announces Interim Chief Executive Officer

    MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (July 9, 2020) – An interim chief executive officer (CEO) has been named for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center while a search is underway to replace John Fromhold, who recently announced his retirement. Tim O’Brien, Mountainside chief operating officer (COO), will serve as interim CEO beginning July 9.

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  • June 25, 2020

    Hearts of Hope

    With only essential staff being able to come into the hospital, Sydney Topf, a junior volunteer at Mountainside Medical Center, wasn’t able to work in the Transitional Care Unit. With time on her hands and looking for a way to give back, Sydney learned about the organization Hearts of Hope.

    “I am very passionate about working within my community”, said Sydney. “Even though we couldn’t be together physically, I knew there was a way I could make a difference while including members of my community and beyond to come together for an amazing cause.”

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  • June 18, 2020

    Feel Safe in Our Care

    To Our Mountainside Medical Center Community,

    For the last two months, as we increased our efforts to treat COVID-19 patients, we also took numerous steps to provide continuity of care to all patients. We have continued to safely deliver babies and treat patients with urgent and emergent illnesses. As we have passed the peak of COVID-19 hospitalizations in our area, and the Governor of New Jersey has eased restrictions, we are well prepared to welcome patients back for most services.

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  • June 03, 2020

    Wound Care Awareness Week 2020

    June 1-5 is the 7th Annual Wound Care Awareness Week.  Each year 14.5 percent of Medicare beneficiaries experience a wound.  Wound Care Awareness was established by Healogics in 2014 to bring attention to the chronic wound epidemic and the 6.7 million Americans who are currently living with non-healing wounds.


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  • May 18, 2020


    To our valued patients, friends, partners and community members:

    From all of us at Mountainside Medical Center, we want to share a heartfelt thank you for the significant outpouring of support you have shown to our entire staff as they have worked hard caring for patients during this challenging time. From kind messages of support, to meals and supplies delivered to our team members, your thoughtfulness has made a difference in the lives of our healthcare heroes.

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