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President's Message

For over 100 years, CMC has been fulfilling its mission of providing health, healing and hope to the people of NH and I am honored to serve as President and CEO of this organization. As one of New Hampshire’s largest healthcare organizations, we are committed to our vision of becoming the finest customer experience, lowest cost and best outcome provider in the region.

CMC’s commitment to improving the patient’s care and experience is evident by our recognitions for quality and patient satisfaction. We were the first hospital in the state to perform a mechanical heart/left ventricular assist device implant; first in NH and New England to implant Watchman™ after its FDA Approval and first hospital in northern New England to offer a new heart failure treatment: the CardioMEMS™ HF System. We are proud to be recognized as one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the Nation by Truven Health Analytics™ 2015, and The Joint Commission named CMC one of the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures. While these recognitions are significant, it is the personal letters and thank you messages from our patients and their families that truly represent CMC’s dedication to improving the health of our community. 

In today’s turbulent healthcare environment, we also need to focus on evolving from volume-based (payments based on the number of patients we see) to value-based (payments based on the quality of care we provide to patients) and we are proud of our progress to-date. We are participating in the Anthem Patient Centered Primary Care (PC2) program, Cigna shared savings and the top 10 in the country for quality—NH Accountable Care Organization. CMC is a proud member of Granite Health—a partnership of five independent New Hampshire charitable community health systems (Catholic Medical Center, Concord Hospital, LRGHealthcare, Southern New Hampshire Health System, and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital) leading the transformation of health care delivery in the communities they serve. Tufts Health Freedom Plan is a new insurance company formed by the joint venture of Granite Health and Tufts Health Plan. Granite Health members are committed to sharing resources to provide better, more seamless and less expensive care for their patients.

CMC has also been focused on growing and enhancing our services. We have a Patient Transfer Center that large hospital systems are looking to model. We continue to expand our cardiac, vascular, and bariatric (weight loss) services throughout the state, and announced our Telestroke and Teleneurologist program that complements our hospital-based neurologist (neurohospitalist) and award winning Gold Plus stroke program. We are proud of our continued collaborative spirit with critical access hospitals throughout the State to focus on improving the quality of care available to their patients and the communities they serve. It is clear why CMC was awarded Healthcare Business of the Year by Business NH Magazine.

It is with great pride that I share these efforts and thank you for your continued support in our organization. 

Together in health,

Joseph Pepe, MD is President and Chief Executive Officer of CMC Healthcare System which includes the 330-bed Catholic Medical Center, the New England Heart and Vascular Institute, and several subsidiaries including primary and specialty care practices, urgent care and an ambulatory surgery partnership with 30 independent physicians and surgeons. 

Dr. Pepe graduated from St. Anselm College with a BA in Biology and received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He and his wife reside in Manchester and their son is a resident in Emergency Medicine.

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is a diverse group of community leaders who volunteer their time to serve Catholic Medical Center. We are fortunate for their breadth and depth of professional experience and focus on medical excellence and customer service.

2018 Board of Trustees at Catholic Medical Center 

John G. Cronin, Esq., Chair
Cronin, Bisson & Zalinsky, P.C.

Maria Mongan, Immediate Past Chair
Manchester, NH

Neil Levesque, Vice Chair
NH Institute of Politics

Matthew Kfoury, Secretary
Central Paper Company

Donald St. Germain, Treasurer
St. Mary’s Bank

Joseph Pepe, MD, President/CEO
Catholic Medical Center

Rick Botnick
Botnick 5 / Ventures Inc.

Robert A. Catania, MD
Surgical Care Group

Carolyn G. Claussen, MD
Willowbend Family Practice

Pamela Diamantis
Curbstone Financial Management Corp

Katie L. Dionne
Saint Anselm College

Louis I. Fink, MD
New England Heart & Vascular Institute

Powen Hsu, M.D.
New Era Medicine

Susan M. Kinney
Saint Anselm College

John J. Munoz, MD
President of CMC Medical Staff
Manchester Urology Associates, PA

Diane Murphy Quinlan, Esq.
Bishop’s Delegate for Health Care
Diocese of Manchester

Fr. Patrick Sullivan O.S.B, RN
St. Anselm College / Abbey

Updated:  Jan18


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