Officers and Trustees of New Lahey Health System Board of Trustees Announced

New board brings together medical, legal, educational and entrepreneurial leadership

September 18, 2012

Burlington, MA – Lahey Health System announced today the business and education leaders, legal experts, physicians and entrepreneurs who will form the new Lahey Health System Board of Trustees.

The announcement follows the successful completion of an affiliation agreement between Northeast Health System and Lahey Clinic, which established the Lahey Health System, Inc. on May 1, 2012.

“The affiliation of our two organizations creates better value and enhances the quality and scope of cutting edge clinical services for patients,” said Ken Hanover, president and chief executive officer of Northeast Health System, and executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Lahey Health System. “We’re grateful for the leadership of the new board, which brings together a depth of talent and expertise as we launch this new health system.”

“We believe that the key to our future success is a governance structure that brings together equal representation from both organizations and new members previously unaffiliated with either organization,” said Dr. Howard Grant, president and chief executive officer of Lahey Health System and Lahey Clinic. “To achieve its potential, Lahey Health System must represent both organizations, draw on the experience of their boards, and attract new members with diverse talents, skills and experiences. When other organizations join the Lahey system, we expect that their board members will also be actively engaged in the governance of Lahey Health System.”

Ann-Ellen Hornidge, JD, will serve as chair of the Lahey Health System Board of Trustees. Hornidge is a partner in the law firm of Mintz Levin where she has served on the firm’s governing policy and compensation committees. She has extensive legal and financial experience – providing counsel to a variety of mutual fund companies, investment advisory firms, asset management companies, and other institutional investors. She has particular expertise in financing for health care organizations both locally and nationally.

“Ann-Ellen is an exceptional leader and we are very fortunate to have her as chair of the Lahey Health System Board of Trustees, said Grant. “Her expertise and dedication to our communities is demonstrated through her board leadership at charitable organizations including MassINC and St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children.”

Linda Moulton, chief executive officer of Ceralta Technologies, Inc., will serve as vice chair of the board. Moulton also serves on the executive committee of the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative, which was established by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick in 2011.

Salem State University President Dr. Patricia Meservey has also joined the newly established board. Meservey holds a doctorate in higher education administration and a master of science and a bachelor of science in nursing. She has done extensive research in the areas of nursing, medical education and health policy.

Patrick Ryan, a seasoned entrepreneur and health care leader, will also be serving on the LHS Board. Mr. Ryan is currently chief executive officer of Press Ganey and the former president of Broadlane, a division of MedAssets Inc. Throughout his 30-year career, Ryan has been committed to improving the safety, quality and accessibility of care for patients.

Trustees drawn from both the Lahey Clinic and Northeast Health System include the Honorable Craig R. Benson, former Governor of New Hampshire; Dr. David DiChiara, chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beverly Hospital and a member of Essex County OB/GYN Associates Inc.; Dr. Joseph Corkery, chief institutional advancement officer of Lahey Clinic; Dr. Steven Defossez, president of Northeast Health System’s medical staff; Lahey Health System President and Chief Executive Officer, Howard Grant; Tom Grant, general manager of the ThingMagic division of Trimble and the founder and director of the nonprofit Heads Up!; Dr. Roger Jenkins, who currently serves in the Department of Transplantation at Lahey Clinic; Marc Meiches, president and chief executive officer of Electric Insurance Company; and John William Poduska, Sr., the founder and former chief executive officer of Apollo Computer.

“In these board members, we have found an outstanding combination of medical professionalism, business and educational leadership, and entrepreneurial experience,” added Grant. “This board brings together a diverse collection of talents, and a tremendous record of achievement in their fields. Their remarkable capabilities are reflective of the opportunity we have to build Lahey Health System and continue to provide high quality, accessible care to the communities we serve.”

About Lahey Health

Lahey Health is what’s next in healthcare providing integrated services and the full continuum of care locally. It is comprised of award-winning hospitals – including an academic hospital and medical center and community hospitals -- primary care providers, specialist physicians, behavioral health services and senior care resources and services throughout Northeastern Massachusetts.

Lahey Health comprises more than 1,200 nationally-recognized locally-based physicians offering clinical excellence in primary care and virtually every medical specialty, including kidney and liver transplantation; cancer, cardiovascular and orthopedic care and surgery; local emergency and trauma care; and pediatric emergency, infant and inpatient care provided in collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital.

Lahey Health includes Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Lahey Clinic physician group in Burlington, (formerly Lahey Clinic) – a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine; Beverly Hospital; Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester; Lahey Health Senior Care (formerly Northeast Senior Health) and Lahey Health Behavioral Services (formerly Northeast Behavioral Health) as well as primary care physician practices in 15 cities and towns, multiple outpatient and satellite specialty care facilities, behavioral health centers and programs in more than 30 towns and communities, an assisted living center and 2 skilled nursing facilities.

Lahey Health is a nonprofit system of care. For more information, visit LaheyHealth.org and its member websites www.lahey.org and www.beverlyhospital.org.

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