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New President & CEO Appointed

  • Date: 8/30/2011

The Board of Trustees of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham has appointed John M. Fogarty, FACHE, the hospital's new President and Chief Executive Officer. Fogarty has been BID-Needham's Interim President and CEO since February 28.

"I am very happy to be staying on at BID-Needham," said Fogarty. "This is a vibrant community hospital that is a true asset to the population it serves. The leadership here has set a forward-thinking course for continued success in the current environment and I look forward to helping achieve those plans and opportunities."

Recently named one of the top 8 community hospitals in Massachusetts by Boston magazine, BID-Needham has been recognized several times for its award winning care since opening the hospital's new high tech Emergency Department and modern inpatient unit in 2009. The hospital's exemplary stroke care was just awarded the coveted American Heart and American Stroke Associations' Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award, the highest level of recognition, for the second year in a row.

Prior to his arrival at BID-Needham, Fogarty was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for CharterCARE Health Partners, a health care system he played a key role in creating in January, 2010, through the affiliation of Roger Williams Medical Center and St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island. Fogarty spent 22 years at St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island in various administrative positions and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of St Joseph in 2007. During his tenure as CEO at St Joseph, Fogarty oversaw the expansion of a number of key clinical services and quality improvement initiatives.

"I have worked closely with John over the past several months and I am very impressed with his strong leadership and commitment to bringing world class care to Needham and the surrounding communities," said Richard W. Davis, Chair, Board of Trustees BID-Needham. "I know that under John's direction BID-Needham will continue working closely with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to bring the strength of the academic medical center closer to home."

Fogarty is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds a Master's degree in Health Services Administration and an AB in Economics from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fogarty is an active member of the Providence community and has served on several boards including the Urban League of Rhode Island, VNS of Greater Rhode Island, and was Chairman of the South Providence Development Corporation.