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A Message From Your President
Dear NESHS Colleagues,

I hope your 2016 is off to a great start. As we enter a new year, NESHS is launching a strategic planning process, in the same way that our institutions are challenged to look ahead and adapt to the emerging landscape, organizations such as NESHS must be equally forward looking and adaptable.

I recently attended a webinar focused on establishing and sustaining market relevance. Although I was sitting in my office with my work hat on, I quickly realized how applicable this issue is to NESHS. How does NESHS remain the organization of choice for healthcare professionals involved in strategic planning, business development and network relations? How do we ensure our programs support our members' professional advancement? How do we continue to attract new and retain existing members? In other words, how do we remain relevant?

I look forward to tackling these questions (and more) with the NESHS Board over the next few months. I would also like to extend an invitation to the membership to participate in our planning process. We need your thoughts and suggestions as we develop our plan.  We will solicit your feedback, but if you would like to be more involved, please call me or send me a note. We'll be in touch with updates as our work progresses.

Finally, I hope to see you at our spring conference on May 13, 2016 in Westborough, MA. Stay tuned for details on the program and speakers.

Susan Fahmy
President, New England Society for Healthcare Strategy
Spring Conference
Save the Date!

Friday, May 13, 2016

5400 Computer Drive| Westborough, MA
Details will be available shortly.

Our complimentary series of monthly education webinars provide NESHS members with opportunities for direct interaction with speaker and colleagues via webinar. 

February, 18, 2016
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Medical Staff Development Planning: Reading Between the Lines

March 17, 2016
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Mobile App Enabled Non-Medical Personnel's Role in Value-based Health Care

April 21, 2016
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Managing Your Career in Healthcare Strategy: Thoughts from an Executive Recruiter

To read more.
Virtual Institute
 The Virtual Institute contains:
  • Archived audio, video and PowerPoint files of past webinars
  • Archived PowerPoint files and videos of past conferences
Latest event downloads include:

The Multi-faceted Impact of Regulatory Change and How to Respond Effectively (11/12/2015)
Getting it Done: The Art and Science of Strategy Execution (1/21/2016)

Current Trends Impacting Children's Hospitals and Pediatric Healthcare (12/17/2015)

Aligning Acute and Post-Acute Care for the New Business Model (11/19/2015)

Reducing Leakage and Improving Keepage: Strategies for the New Reality (10/15/2015)
To read more.
Looking for a new healthcare position or have one you want to promote? 

Current Job Postings
NBBJ's Boston Studio, Senior Healthcare Planning and Data Analyst   

Solomon Page Group/Tufts Health Plan, Director Field Sales   

Tufts Medical Center, Administrative Director OB/GYN

Boston Children's Hospital, Senior Manager of National Physician Relations 
Member News
Thank you to those who have renewed their membership recently and welcome to our new members who have joined NESHS in the last couple of months. 
Jean Ahn, Baystate Health
Bill Cain, DataBay Resources
Susan DeSocio, Foundation Medical Partners
Tonya Houde, Mercy Health System
Carlos Iitsuka, UMass Memorial Health Care
Elizabeth Kelley, Health Leads
Samantha Kennedy, Baystate Health
Gina Kish, Stantec Consulting
Wendy LaBate, Genesis Healthcare
Peter Middlemass, Genesis Healthcare
Aaron Mitra, Phillips DiPisa
Jeanne Obrien, Value Care Alliance
Justin Pawlak, NexCore Group
Gloria Plottel, GSPĀ²
Susan Powers, Winchester Hospital
Michael Provencher, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Rachel Schwartz, Health Analytics
Gary Sheehan, Cape Medical Supply, Inc.
Adam Shlager, Southern Maine Health Care
Nancy Slocum, Genesis Healthcare
Sean Stevenson, Genesis Healthcare
Bryan Weston, IMS Health

Please let us know how we can meet your needs by emailing us at

Donna Powell
NESHS Administrator