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LRGHealthcare Announces New President & CEO

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LACONIA, NH – The LRGHealthcare Board of Trustees (Board) is pleased to announce they have selected Kevin W. Donovan, FACHE as the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer.

Kevin is currently the President and CEO of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, VT; a position he has held since September, 2010.  He will officially begin his tenure at LRGHealthcare mid-June.
Though the sudden resignation of LRGHealthcare’s previous CEO, Seth Warren, took place only two months ago, the decision to offer the position to Kevin was not complicated.  When the search for a new CEO commenced previously, Mr. Donovan was viewed as a top candidate alongside Seth.  With three final candidates put before providers, administration, and the board; it was both Seth and Kevin who were the number one choices.  Each came with extensive experience and the leadership skills to be the right fit for LRGHealthcare. 
“I was confident in our decision as a board to explore the opportunity with Kevin after Seth’s resignation,” states Scott Clarenbach, Chairman of the Board.  “We were pleased to learn that he was still available and interested in the opportunity to lead our organization.”
Prior to joining Mt. Ascutney as President and CEO, Kevin’s previous roles included serving as a Senior Vice President at the Elliot Health System in Manchester, Director at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, and a hospital and physician practice leader in various organizations in Massachusetts.
Kevin’s professional experience in healthcare dates back to the early 90’s though he’s been around it his entire life growing up with several family members who were clinicians as well as hospital administrators. 
“I have been working towards a position such as the President and CEO of LRGHealthcare for as long as I can remember”, said Donovan.  “It has always been my goal to lead a full-service, community-focused hospital and health system like those I grew up around.  The position at LRGHealthcare is the perfect blend of opportunity for me as it achieves my professional goals and allows me to work and remain in New Hampshire where I have raised my children for the last 17 years.”

In addition to the positions he’s held at various healthcare organizations throughout NH, Kevin has been heavily involved with a number of professional and community organizations.  To name just a few, he is a fellow of both the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American College of Medical Practice Executives;  the president-elect for the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives; a board member for the Vermont Association of Hospital and Health Systems; a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Small and Rural Governing Council;  and past president of the Windsor, VT Rotary Club and the Vermont Regent to the American College of Health Care Executives.
Clarenbach continued, “On behalf of the Board of Trustees we are very excited to welcome Kevin to our organization.  His recent experiences in contemporary transformation and system wide health information system implementation are both aligned with LRGHealthcare’s current needs.  Kevin will be a leader that will be seen in our hallways as well as a visible member of our communities.”
Kevin currently resides in New London with his four high-school aged children but plans to move to the area.  Please join LRGHealthcare in welcoming Kevin W. Donovan to the LRGHealthcare family and its communities. 

LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.

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