Industry leader Chad Melton, CEO of HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley, has been named to the March of Dimes New Jersey Northern Division Board of Directors.
Melton was named CEO of HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in the spring of 2012. As CEO, Mr. Melton has taken on the responsibility of the start-up planning, hiring, and day to day operations of the new hospital. Mr. Melton has worked collaboratively with Richard Freeman, New Jersey market president for LHP Hospital Group, Inc., as well as with other leaders from HackensackUMC, LHP and the Joint Venture Board of Directors to ensure the successful opening of HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley.
“The March of Dimes would not survive without the support and leadership of our volunteers. I am looking forward to working with Chad Melton as his partner - to work together for strong, healthier babies. It is a privilege to have him serve as our newest board member,” said Gina Radice, Executive Director of the March of Dimes New Jersey Northern Division.
Melton joined HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley from LHP Hospital Group, Inc., in Dallas, where he served most recently as division director of operations and was responsible for business development and operational assessment of LHP's Pocatello, Idaho and Sherman, Texas acute care facilities.
During his tenure at LHP, Melton focused on integrating partner facilities into LHP operations and business development. In addition to carrying out his daily responsibilities, he has shown an unwavering commitment to service excellence and physician development. His philosophy is to balance service, quality and finances.
Prior to his time with LHP, Melton served as Associate Administrator at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, TX. At Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, he was responsible for the operational performance of the 255 bed acute care facility. Melton has a proven track record in quality and has assisted his teams in achieving Chest Pain Center Accreditation, Primary Stroke Center Designation, Joint Commission Accreditation, to name a few.
Melton holds his Masters in Health Administration from Texas State University. He resides in Old Tappan with his wife Julie and son, Walker.
“My wife and I had always wanted a baby and had waited almost 11 years into our marriage before we were told that we were pregnant. Our son, Walker, on the other hand was not as patient and decided that he was ready at 25 weeks. My wife was able to hold on for another 7 weeks, until our precious son was born (now 22 months old). The doctors told us that Walker would more than likely have lung problems, due to having little amniotic fluid for 7 weeks. The March of Dimes, through their research grants of surfactant, was a huge reason our son is healthy and thriving today. I’m honored to be part of the North Jersey board, and dedicated to helping fulfill the mission of helping moms have full-term pregnancies,” said Melton.