Northwestern Medical Center names new CEO

first_imgSource: NMC. St. Albans, VT: (October 9, 2009) The Board of Northwestern Medical Center has appointed Jill Berry Bowen as the hospital’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). A native of Maine, Berry Bowen most recently served as Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Mercy Hospital in Portland, ME. Before that, she was Chief Operating Officer for more than 10 years at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, ME.  Berry Bowen is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has been an active leader in state and local health initiatives and community organizations. She has a master’s degree in nursing (MSN) and a master’s degree in business (MBA).  Her official start date at NMC is still to be determined.    “We are very pleased that Jill has accepted the position,” Judy Ashley-McLaughlin, NMC Board of Directors Vice President and Chairperson of the Search Committee.  “The NMC Board conducted a national search through our management services firm, QHR.  We are confident that we have selected the right person to lead our hospital and community into the future.”Wesley Oswald has been serving as interim CEO for the hospital since June.  Oswald was put in place by QHR when prior NMC CEO Peter Hofstetter accepted the hospital CEO position in Taos, New Mexico.  “Wes has worked closely and diligently with our employees, medical staff and board to provide a smooth transition.  His guidance and experience are greatly appreciated,” added Ms. Ashley-McLaughlin.NMC is a vibrant not-for-profit community hospital in northwestern Vermont whose staff has been recognized two years in a row by Avatar International for excellence in overall patient satisfaction.  For more information on NMC, please visit www.northwesternmedicalcenter.org(link is external)last_img

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