|Northern Berkshire Healthcare Hires New President & CEO|
|Staff Reports, iBerkshires Staff|
03:43PM / Thursday, July 05, 2012
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Northern Berkshire HealthCare has a new leader.
Timothy Jones is expected to take over in late summer.
The Board of Trustees hired Timothy Jones of Andover as the new President and CEO of the non-profit healthcare provider that includes North Adams Regional Hospital. Jones will take over in the late summer and takes charge of a group that has just recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
"It is a pleasure to announce that Tim Jones will be joining our executive team at Northern Berkshire Healthcare as our new CEO. Mr. Jones stood out amongst an excellent pool of candidates who were interviewed for this position,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Arthur Turton in a statement on Thursday.
"He brings with him a clinical background, expertise in hospital operations, and a strong experience in collaborative relations with medical staff, management, and union employees. He is very experienced in quality improvement programs and the cultural changes necessary to maintain those improvements."
Jones comes to the Berkshires after being the chief operating officer and administrator at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick. He earned his Master's degree in business education from the California State University and he has worked in various health care positions including the administrative director of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston. He is also on the Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts Bay Community College Foundation and MetroWest Accountable Health Organization.
"His personal management style and communication skills will enhance all levels of management at Northern Berkshire Healthcare," Dr. Turton added. "I look forward to welcoming Mr. Jones and his family as they move to the Northern Berkshires."
Jones and his wife, Gina, have four children ranging in age from 15 to 24. As a family they enjoy outdoor sports year-round, which they'll have plenty of in the Berkshires.
"I am humbled and honored to have been chosen to lead NBH," Jones said in a statement. "I am also very excited about our future and look forward to working with our team to provide exceptional care to our patients well into the future. My wife, Gina, and I look forward to joining the vibrant Berkshire community."
The organization has just climbed out of bankruptcy. The organization restructured its leadership, which included the ousting of its then president and CEO. Bill Frado Jr., a retired senior vice president of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and trustee stepped into the leadership role.
Last month, NBH officials announced that the organization has emerged from bankruptcy and with that, the group has begun to establish long-term plans.
"I have spent much of my professional career focused on safety and working with teams," Jones said. "I am focused on creating teams that understand how to improve and create exceptional outcomes for our patients."