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South Shore Hospital Names O’Connor Senior Vice President, Philanthropy

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Elizabeth Lynch 
April 9, 2013
(781) 624-8174

Christopher J. O'Connor,
Senior Vice President,
Philanthropy

South Weymouth, MA—April 9, 2013—South Shore Hospital leaders recently named Christopher J. O'Connor, CFRE, Senior Vice President, Philanthropy.

Chris comes to the South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation from Cape Cod Healthcare, where he had been president of its charitable foundation since January 2010.  At Cape Cod, Chris was responsible for leading a team that successfully managed and directed a $100 million capital campaign.

As a resident of Hingham, Chris is familiar with South Shore Hospital and its mission of healing, caring and comforting.  Prior to joining Cape Cod Healthcare, he advised the Foundation while he was a senior vice president with Ghiorsi & Sorrenti, a national capital campaign consulting firm.

Chris has a bachelor of science degree in management from Bentley University and is pursuing a master's degree in business administration from Salve Regina University.  He has attained certified fundraising executive status, which is awarded to those fundraising professionals who aspire to the highest standards of professional competence and ethical practice in serving the philanthropic sector. 

The South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of South Shore Hospital. It supports the mission by engaging patients and their families, colleagues and community members in a variety of fundraising and volunteer opportunities. To learn more about giving and special events please visit southshorehospital.org/donate.

South Shore Hospital is a 378-bed, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable provider of acute, emergency, outpatient, home health, and hospice care to the people of Southeastern Massachusetts. South Shore Hospital’s home care division includes South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the South Shore, and Home & Health Resources. The hospital’s 900-member medical staff represents all leading medical specialties. South Shore Hospital employs 3,900 people, supported by a team of 700 volunteers. South Shore Hospital is licensed to provide Level II Trauma care and Level III Maternal/Newborn care. South Shore Hospital has been ranked among the top three hospitals in Massachusetts, according to the 2012 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report and named a Top Place to Work by The Boston Globe.

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