Philip Mehl named Mountainside director

Edmond Morache, CEO of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center has appointed Philip Mehl as administrator of Mountainside, effective Jan. 1.
Mr. Mehl has served as Mountainside’s assistant administrator for nearly two years. He completed the requirements to become a certified administrator this fall.
He began his career at Mountainside as the director of social work and held that position for 10 years before being named assistant administrator.
Mr. Mehl earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from New York University and completed his master’s degree in social work at Columbia University.
“Philip has excellent leadership qualities, which, coupled with his vast clinical background will serve him well as Mountainside’s administrator,” Morache commented.
“I didn’t set out to become a nursing home administrator — I set out to become the administrator of Mountainside…it’s the place I want to be,” Mr. Mehl stated. “There’s lots going on and I’m excited to be here during this time of great change.”
He and his wife, Mary, are the parents of Cassandra and Madeline.
Established in 1994, Mountainside is an 82-bed long-term care facility located on the campus of Margaretville Hospital. The facilities are members of Health Alliance.