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Mark D. Sparta Named HackensackUMC Chief Operating Officer

Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, executive vice president, chief population health officer, HackensackUHN; executive vice president and chief operating officer, HackensackUMC.
Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, executive vice president, chief population health officer, HackensackUHN; executive vice president and chief operating officer, HackensackUMC. Photo Credit: HackensackUMC

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack University Medical Center announced Mark D. Sparta will now serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer for HackensackUMC in addition to his current role as executive vice president and chief population health officer for Hackensack University Health Network.

In his new position, Sparta will develop and lead the implementation of HackensackUMC directives focused on achieving clinical, financial, quality of care, service, and workforce objectives. He is responsible for planning, organizing and directing daily operating activities at HackensackUHN’s flagship hospital, HackensackUMC.

“Mark’s successes are evident in his interim appointment as CEO at HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley and his executive leadership in the development of HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the Giants on Route 17 in Maywood," said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network in a statement.

"It makes him perfectly suited to serve both the HackensackUMC community and drive the population health efforts at the network level."

One of Sparta’s recent projects as chief population health officer included the implementation of Convenient CareNow, a direct link to healthcare by using telehealth.

It can be utilized on smartphones, tablets, mobile devices or online video to allow patients access to physicians at all times.

Previously Sparta served as interim CEO at HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley where he led the proposed $14 million project, doubling the Emergency Department space to more than 22,000 square feet. He also helped open its brand new Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center and Outpatient Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Service.

He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration Health Policy and Management from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in addition to completing a two year fellowship program with the Advisory Board Company. He is also Board-certified in Healthcare Management by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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