Joanne Marqusee has been named president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care, effective March 31. Since 2009, Marqusee has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Hallmark Health System, comprised of Lawrence Memorial of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield of Melrose, as well as several ambulatory care centers, a home health agency and a school of nursing.
“Joanne has worked at community hospitals and academic medical centers and has seen firsthand the value of being part of a health care network,” says Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president. “Insightful and smart, she brings strong leadership skills into this new role. I look forward to working with Joanne and the entire Cooley Dickinson team in the months and years ahead as we build upon this nascent relationship and focus our efforts on organizing services in a way that will ensure access to the highest quality affordable care for patients and families in the Pioneer Valley.”
Marqusee will succeed current president Craig Melin, who will retire from Cooley Dickinson on Jan. 31 after more than 25 years. Matthew Pitoniak, chairman of Cooley Dickinson Health Care’s Board of Trustees, will serve as acting president and CEO from Feb. 1 through March 30.
Cooley Dickinson, located in Northampton, Mass., officially became an affiliate of the MGH and Partners HealthCare on July 1, 2013.
“I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to serve Cooley Dickinson and its community,” says Marqusee. “During the past few months, I have had the opportunity to meet so many people involved with the organization and to learn about its proud history. I have been continuously impressed with the commitment of the staff, physicians and board to providing the highest quality care in a comfortable and compassionate environment. I am particularly pleased to be joining Cooley Dickinson as its affiliation with the MGH continues to take shape, and I look forward to helping advance the delivery of services to patients through population health and a broad range of collaborative programs.”
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