Henry Lipman – Senior VP/Financial Strategies & External Relations
Mr. Lipman joined LRGH’s administrative staff in 1984 as the Budget Planning Director. In 1985, he was appointed Vice President of Professional Services. In 1990 he assumed the role of Vice President of Professional Services and Finance and in 1997 became Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lipman was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2000.
Mr. Lipman graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire’s Health Care Management and Policy Program and received his Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in health care management from Boston University. In 2003, Mr. Lipman, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, was elected Regent for the State of New Hampshire to the American College of Healthcare Executives.
In November 2005, Mr. Lipman was elected to Laconia’s City Council, and in 2012, became Senior VP/Financial Strategies & External Relations. Prior to joining LRGH, Mr. Lipman was employed at Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire as a Management Engineer Assistant.
Andrew Patterson. – Senior Vice President, Provider Relations and Contracting
Mr. Patterson joined LRGHealthcare in March 2002 as Director, Contracting and Corporate Compliance and was appointed Senior Director, Provider Relations and Contracting in January 2005. In August 2005, Mr. Patterson was promoted to Vice President and assumed the additional responsibility of chief executive officer of the Laconia Clinic. In 2012, Mr. Patterson became Senior Vice President, Provider Relations and Contracting.
Mr. Patterson received his BS from the University of New Hampshire – Whittemore School of Business in Durham, New Hampshire. Prior to joining LRGHealthcare, he served as Manager, Provider Network Development and Reimbursement of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (New Hampshire) in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Kevin H. Irish – Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Kevin Irish is the Chief Information Officer, responsible for information technology, in support of mission-critical business operations for LRGHealthcare.
Mr. Irish earned an Associates Degree in Computer Science from Champlain College in 1984, and his Bachelors of Science in Information Managed Technology from Daniel Webster College in 1999.
He began his career in healthcare, working for IDX Systems as a Systems Engineer, responsible for setting up hospital computer systems all over the United States. He served as a Systems Manager for Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center; Director of Information Technology for Catholic Medical Center and Chief Information Officer for Heywood Hospital in Gardner, MA.
Mr. Irish joined LRGHealthcare in 2011, and is a member of Laconia Kiwanis.
Marge Kerns – Vice President, Clinical Services
Marge Kerns is the Vice President of Clinical Services at LRGHealthcare. She joined the organization in 1992 as a Staff Pharmacist. She was promoted to Director, Pharmacy Services in 1995 and continued in that role until 2001 when she added Co-Directorship of Medical Safety. While serving in that position, Marge had shared responsibility for developing and maintaining safe systems throughout the organization. She assumed the additional responsibility of Director of Hematology/Oncology in 2012 and was promoted to her current position in 2013.
Marge received her BS in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island and began her career in hospital pharmacy and administration in the Philadelphia area. She has published articles in the area of pharmacy as well as patient safety and is often a speaker throughout the state on associated topics. Marge is a current member of the NH Commission on Healthcare Quality, is active in a number of community organizations, and is a past School Board member and chair in the Laconia School District.