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Mountainside Medical Center Appoints Valerie Allusson, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer

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Montclair, NJ, August 14, 2017 -- Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Valerie Allusson, M.D., SFHM, MMM, FACP as Chief Medical Officer of Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair. The hospital is part of Hackensack Meridian Health, the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. In this position, Dr. Allusson, who has been a highly regarded, valued member of the Mountainside Medical Center leadership team, will play a key role in advancing the culture of innovation and patient-centered care at the hospital.

Valerie Allusson graduated Magna cum Laude with a Doctor of Medicine from the Universite de Paris Sud, is board certified in internal medicine completing her residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and holds a Masters in Medical Management from Carnegie Melon University. As a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, she is a highly regarded member of the health care community.

"Dr. Allusson's leadership, collaborative spirit and excellent track record in providing state-of-the-art, quality care for patients is exactly in line with our patient-focused, community-oriented philosophy," said John Fromhold, CEO of Mountainside Medical Center. "I'm confident her technical acumen, management insight, and expertise in reliable rounding make her the right candidate to successfully implement seamless record integration across our network and advance our mission to providing the most advanced treatment and optimal patient experience."

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Dr. Allusson was named to the post after an extensive nationwide search considering many qualified candidates. Highly respected and internationally recognized, she has served as medical director of Mountainside Medical Center and chaired the Department of Medicine since 2014. She was instrumental in creating and rolling out highly reliable rounding procedures at Mountainside Medical Center, leading to improved patient satisfaction. Implementation of her rounding model has resulted in saving steps for the nursing team, bringing nurses back to bedside, enhancing safety and improved clinical outcomes.

"To be named chief medical officer at Mountainside Medical Center is a great responsibility, and I am honored to take on this crucial role," said Valerie Allusson. "My vision is to provide the hospital and patients with a three-legged stool approach to health care encompassing patient-centered care, evidence-based care and high-value, cost-conscious care principles that are evident in all my clinical and administrative activities."

As chief medical officer her role will include evaluating, designing, and implementing health care delivery systems with seamless integration between the hospital, patient, and physician network; and advise on public health matters. Prior to joining Mountainside Medical Center, Dr. Allusson served as medical director for Princeton Medical Center and Morristown Memorial Hospital.

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