Under merger, five assume new leadership positions at Lahey Health
Dr. Gregory Bazylewicz, who has been president of the Northeast physician organization for 15 years, is now chief network development officer.
Pauline Pike, who was most recently executive vice president and chief operating officer of Northeast Hospital Corp., is now vice president for business development.
Donald Snell is chief operating officer. He previously served in the same role at Lahey Clinic, now called Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.
Dr. Mary Anna Sullivan has been named chief quality officer. She was worked at Lahey Hospital for 26 years, most recently as chief quality and safety officer and chairwoman of the Department of Psychiatry.
Derek Bellin if vice president for institutional advancement. He comes from outside the Lahey system and was a senior consultant at Freeman Philanthropic Services, handling nonprofit recruitment, brand development, fundraising and more.
Globe reporter Robert Weisman previously described the merger this way:
In choosing Lahey, a nonprofit teaching hospital affiliated with Tufts Medical School, Beverly-based Northeast rejected proposals from Beth Israel and Vanguard Health Systems, a for-profit national hospital chain that owns hospitals in Framingham and Worcester. Steward, which runs eight hospitals in the state, initially made a bid, but withdrew from the competition.
“We’re very confident we made the right decision,’’ said Northeast chief executive Kenneth Hanover. “There was substantially more benefit to a Lahey affiliation than other bidders could have provided.’’
Lahey already had a longstanding clinical affiliation with Northeast’s flagship community hospital, Beverly Hospital. In addition, executives said, the two systems are geographically contiguous, and their services complementary. While Northeast provides obstetrics and pediatric care, Lahey is a leader in high-end care in areas ranging from cancer treatment to organ transplants.
Hanover resigned from the organization at the end of last year.
Dr. Howard Grant, Lahey Health chief executive, called the affiliation between the two groups “a significant milestone for health care in this region.”
“Our goal is to make top quality health care more accessible and cost effective for patients across northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire,” Grant said. (You may have noticed the organization’s new TV ad with a similar message.)Chelsea Conaboy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @cconaboy.