FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: November 1, 2011
Contact: Melissa Hodgson
Marketing and Communications
Rob Brogna, Manager
Media and Public Relations
UMass Memorial Health Care
– Karen Moore, MS, FACHE, has been selected to serve as the president and CEO of Marlborough Hospital effective November 28, 2011. The announcement was made today by John O’Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, and Richard Bennett, chair of the Marlborough Hospital Board of Trustees.
Moore will replace Douglas Brown, senior vice president and general counsel of UMass Memorial Health Care, who has served as the interim president and CEO of Marlborough Hospital since May, 2011.
Moore is a senior health care executive with extensive experience in not-for-profit and for-profit health care. She has a successful track record of improving the patient and family experience of care and hospital quality and financial performance.
“We are very pleased Karen will join UMass Memorial Health Care as a member of our senior leadership team during this period of rapid change in our industry offering an unprecedented opportunity to improve patient care,” said O’Brien. “From the very beginning, we were impressed with her accomplishments and extensive health care background that spans more than 30 years beginning with a foundation of direct patient care when she began her career as a staff nurse in neurosurgery. “
Most recently, Moore served as the chief executive officer for Kindred Hospital Park View in Springfield, MA, where under her leadership she was responsible for improving quality and the patient experience. Under her direction she guided her teams to exceed goals and create new initiatives that support community needs. As a result of the improved care delivery, she increased revenue by at least 10 percent and admissions each year by more than 20 percent, and also implemented an electronic medical record system. Prior to her position with Kindred she was with Baystate Franklin Medical Center for 11 years where she served in many leadership positions including interim president and vice president of hospital operations.
About the appointment Richard Bennett said, “We spoke with many qualified candidates for the position but universally, we all believe Karen is an innovative leader who works exceptionally well with staff, physician and the community. This is why she will be a great match for the culture of Marlborough Hospital.”
Moore has achieved the distinction of board certification in health care management as a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), was awarded a distinguished alumni award from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, School of Nursing, and completed a Harvard University Professional Development Program for senior executives.
She is a past member of the board of directors of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and on the executive leadership team of the American Heart Association’s 2011 Pioneer Valley Heart Walk.
Currently a resident of Shelburne Falls, Moore plans to relocate to the Greater Marlborough area.
“We would also like to thank the members of the search committee who spent many hours reviewing the backgrounds and interviewing the large number of very qualified applicants who expressed interest in the position at Marlborough Hospital,” added O’Brien. “Through their efforts, we have found another strong leader for the UMass Memorial Health Care system.”
About UMass Memorial Health Care
UMass Memorial Health Care is Central Massachusetts' largest not-for-profit health care delivery system, covering the complete health care continuum with UMass Memorial Medical Center, its academic medical center, member and affiliated community hospitals, freestanding primary care practices, ambulatory outpatient clinics, home health agencies, hospice programs, a rehabilitation group and mental health services. UMass Memorial is the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.