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NEBH President and CEO Trish Hannon to Retire End of September

As of September 30, 2018, Trish Hannon, MBA, RN, will step down from her role as President and CEO of New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). Ms. Hannon held this role since 2009 when she became the 10th President and Chief Executive Officer of NEBH, and the fifth woman to lead the institution since its founding in 1893. As President and CEO, Ms. Hannon refocused the hospital’s mission as a specialty teaching hospital in the care of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Today, NEBH is the best recognized and most respected hospital brand in orthopedic care in New England.

“Trish has done an exceptional job stewarding the Baptist for almost a decade,” said Erven “Sam” Samsel, Chair of the New England Baptist Board of Trustees. “Under her leadership, the Baptist has become a national leader in orthopedic care, distinguished in quality and in patient experience. Her strategic and entrepreneurial leadership style has positioned the hospital as an important specialty institution for the long term future.”

After a successful 40 year career in leadership roles in healthcare systems in both California and Massachusetts, Trish has been invited to serve as a trustee for the new health system, Beth Israel Lahey Health.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Trish for a number of years and admire the success she has achieved at the Baptist,” said Dr. Kevin Tabb, CEO designate of Beth Israel Lahey Health. “Her expertise, commitment to patient care, and high standards for healthcare quality make her a perfect choice to serve on the Beth Israel Lahey Health Board. I am looking forward to working together to build the new health system that will transform healthcare for the Commonwealth.”

David Passafaro, Senior Vice President for External Affairs has been appointed to succeed Trish, as President of NEBH, effective October 1, 2018. David joined the hospital in 2015 and brings a wealth of experience having held leadership and governance roles in government, healthcare, and business. “David is very well qualified to lead the Baptist as we enter a new era and further extend the Baptist brand of care to more people in New England,” said Samsel. “The Baptist is very lucky to have two strong leaders supporting our transition into Beth Israel Lahey Health.”

“Trish has been a great leader at the Baptist and has been a wonderful friend and integral part of the community.” said Chairman Jeffrey Sanchez, House Ways & Means and State Representative for Mission Hill. “Not only does the Baptist provide excellent care, but they have partnered with many local organizations to provide transportation for seniors, food, shelter, jobs, and other support services to Boston communities in need. I have also known David Passafaro for over 20 years and I look forward to working with him to continue this great work.”

About New England Baptist Hospital

New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is the premier regional provider for orthopedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. NEBH has been nationally recognized for high patient satisfaction and leadership in quality and clinical outcomes. The Hospital is committed to improving the health and well-being of those living throughout its community by providing opportunities for people of all ages to be active, stay social and keep moving. NEBH is a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine and conducts teaching programs in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. NEBH has been the official hospital of the Boston Celtics for over 30 years.

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