Holy Family Hospital

Management Team

Joseph Roach, President of Holy Family Hospital and Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley

We are pleased to welcome Joseph Roach as the President of Holy Family Hospital and Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley. He joins Steward Health Care with more than twenty years experience working in hospital systems. Most recently, he was the CEO of Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital (Florence, Alabama), a hospital system with two campuses and 506 beds. He also previously served as CEO of Memorial Health System / Province Healthcare / Lifepoint (Martinsville, Virginia) and Millinocket Regional Hospital (Millinocket, Maine). 


Marty McDrury Martha (Marty) McDrury, RN, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Nursing Officer

Marty McDrury is the Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer at Holy Family Hospital and Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley; she has been on the hospital staff since 1981.

McDrury is a graduate of Catherine Laboure' Junior College Nursing program, and holds a degree in Business and Health Care Administration from Saint Joseph's College in Maine. She has served on various community boards and agencies, including the MHA Physician Advisory Council.

Born at Bon Secours Hospital (now Holy Family), McDrury is a lifelong resident of the Merrimack Valley. She also enjoys spending time at her home in Cape Neddick, Maine.


Patricia Gauron, Director of Human Resources

Patricia Gauron is the Director of Human Resources for Holy Family Hospital and Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley, where she provides direction on all employee related functions including compensation and benefits, policy and program development, employee relations, regulatory compliance, and organizational development.


John AlexanderJohn Alexander, MD, FACEP, Vice President of Medical Affairs

As the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Holy Family Hospital and Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley, John Alexander is responsible for further advancing the quality of care and services that medical staff provides to the community.

Dr. Alexander earned a Master of Science in Health Care Management from Harvard School of Public Health and his Doctorate in Medicine from University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Previously, he served as the leader of integrated medicine at York Hospital in Maine where he was instrumental in developing a care transitions program to support patient recovery and continued progress through the collaborative efforts of physician practices, social work and case management. He has also led process improvement initiatives to enhance patient access, continuity of care and the overall experience from physician through hospital care and into recovery. These efforts have also included a focused adoption of advanced technology for integrated care.   


Karen Kennedy, Director of Mission and Community PartnershipsKaren Kennedy, Director of Mission and Community Partnerships

As the Director of Mission and Community Partnerships for Holy Family Hospital and Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley, Karen Kennedy is responsible for integrating the hospital’s mission, vision and values with community outreach programming for underserved populations in the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire communities.

Karen works closely with area health and human service agencies, businesses, and academic and religious institutions to collectively address some of the area’s critical health issues such as diabetes, obesity, family safety, cancer prevention and early detection. In addition, she oversees the hospital and community advisory committees for community benefits, and the Volunteer Services Department.

Karen is a national award-winning public relations and public affairs leader who has developed and implemented multi-faceted community awareness campaigns and benefit programs. Her efforts have garnered public support, built community coalitions, and increased market share for organizations in highly competitive industries such as health and human services, utilities, telecommunications, high technology, and fast food.

Karen has counseled executive management teams on public relations issues that impact an organization’s image and effectiveness. She is recognized for developing effective communications agendas and for building relationships among external constituents and across internal operating functions. In addition, Karen has served as the chief spokesperson to broadcast, print and web-based media nationwide, and is recognized for her crisis communications work. She is an award-winning writer and author of op-ed pieces, press kits, speeches, newsletters, and annual reports.

Prior to her position at Holy Family, Karen led the development of community health programming for Steward's original six hospital region to positively impact health outcomes, particularly of the poor and disenfranchised, and to increase the organizations community involvement.  She oversaw efforts to identify collaborative opportunities with community groups and coalitions.  Karen was responsible for ensuring that the hospitals’ community benefits programs were consistent with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s guidelines.

Karen has also served as a Senior Consultant to the Fuessler Group, where she developed business-building strategies to expand the client base consisting of engineering, energy, and environmental firms. She is the former Director of Public Relations for OneSource Information Services, Inc., where she helped the management team define a corporate positioning strategy in the United States and England. Under her direction, OneSource garnered recognition for its leadership role, including ranking seventh on the Boston Globe’s 2002 ‘Globe 100' list of successful companies.

Prior to OneSource, Karen spent six years with National Grid USA, and played an integral role in shaping and executing the company’s communications strategy during the electric industry’s restructuring. She directed crisis communications to 1.3 million customers and the press, and led public relations efforts on a variety of issues. Karen also spearheaded media relations efforts for three mergers and acquisitions, coordinating global press coverage. She developed and executed several special launches, including the commissioning of a $500-million power plant and the opening of an adjacent six-acre park, attracting dignitaries and more than 4,000 visitors.

Karen, who began her career as a Lowell Sun reporter, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Northeastern University and a Master of Science degree in Public Relations from Boston University.

To contact a member of the Senior Leadership Team please contact Elsie Vallante at Elsie.Vallante@steward.org or call 978-687-0156, ext. 2301.

 


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