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Hospital Appoints New Nursing, Financial Officers

HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley is scheduled to open next spring.

recently filled two leadership roles, according to a press release from the hospital.

Laura Cima, the hospital's new chief nursing officer, has previous experience at Hackensack University Medical Center, where was worked as the vice president of clinical operations and previously served as the vice president of nursing. Cima has a master's degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson Univeristy and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Seton Hall University Graduate School of Medical Education.

The hospital also brought on Anthony Esposito as its new chief financial officer. Esposito was previously the executive director of corporate finance at the Atlanticare Health System in Egg Harbor and the CFO of Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia. He has a master’s degree in finance from Penn State University.

“I’m excited about the addition of these distinguished leaders in their respective disciplines who will provide strategic clinical and business direction and help us build an organization staffed at every level with caring, skilled people who are dedicated to striving for excellence,” hospital CEO Chad Melton said in a press release.

Melton was . He previously worked at LHP, the Texas-based company which partnered with HUMC on the new hospital.

Westwood Mayor John Birkner said the hospital is still on schedule to open in the spring of 2013. Construction there started earlier this year.

"It's great to see all that activity after years of it laying dormant," Birkner said.

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