Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Names Mark D. Sparta President of Hackensack University Medical Center
October 4th, 2018
Hackensack Meridian Health has announced that Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, has been named president of Hackensack University Medical Center, as part of the health network’s organizational evolution to better align its services and improve the overall patient experience. He will continue with his current responsibilities as the executive vice president of Population Health for Hackensack Meridian Health network.
“I want to congratulate Mark on his new executive leadership position,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “I am confident that his expertise and vision will best serve our patients, their families, and our team members as Hackensack University Medical Center looks toward a promising future.”
Mr. Sparta assumes this role after serving as executive vice president, chief operating officer, Hackensack University Medical Center. From November 2014 to June 2015, he served as acting CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center.
For seven years prior, Mr. Sparta served as senior operations officer at Hackensack University Medical Center. Earlier in his career, as a licensed physical therapist, he had the opportunity to view systems firsthand, practicing clinically at Hackensack University Medical Center. Focused on value-based payer partnerships and alternative care delivery strategies, Mr. Sparta leverages his clinical and operational backgrounds to achieve sustainable results.
“Mark cares deeply about doing what is best for our patients and he leads by example,” said Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, north regional president of Hackensack Meridian Health and immediate past president of Hackensack University Medical Center. “I look forward to the good work we will continue to do together in service of our community.”
Mr. Sparta holds a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from Ithaca College and a Master of Public Administration in health policy and management from Seton Hall University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is board-certified in Healthcare Management.