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Physician Director Election

Physician Director Election

2015 Physician Director Election

October 1, 2014 

 A message from John Walsh, MD, President South Shore Hospital Medical Staff

The pace, magnitude, and extreme nature of the external forces driving today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment are unprecedented and make Physician leadership critical now more than ever. The Medical Staff has empowered HPSO and its five elected physician directors to lead our alignment efforts, provide a physician voice in the Health Systems’ strategic planning efforts and to help ensure physician legacy.

The term of Dr. Luke O’Connell will expire on March 31, 2015. HPSO’s bylaws mandate that the election process begins now to provide sufficient time for interested candidates to apply, be selected, and be interviewed. Please nominate yourself, or encourage one of your colleagues to run for the open HPSO seat. Any physician who is a member of the active staff is eligible to run regardless of the group to which they belong (e.g HVMA, HCS, SSMC, Granite, BWPO, Compass, Atrius, etc).

Applications from interested candidates are due by Monday, November 3, 2014 and should be submitted directly to Lynda Aflague.

HPSO Physician Director Position Overview

HPSO Physician Director Application

About HPSO

HPSO is a not-for-profit subsidiary of South Shore Health and Educational Corporation, the parent organization of South Shore Hospital. HPSO was established to align the interests of our community, our physicians and our hospital to improve and expand health care access, quality, availability and efficiency.

The HPSO Board comprises five Active Medical Staff members and four hospital-appointed administrators, supported by an executive director. The five HPSO Physician Directors are elected by the members of the Medical Staff. The HPSO chairperson must be an Active Medical Staff member and also serves on the South Shore Health & Educational Corporation Board of Directors.

Your HPSO Board Members are:

  • Dr. Luke O’Connell, Urologist, South Shore Urology Inc., Chairman of HPSO
  • Richard Aubut, President and Chief Executive Officer, South Shore Health & Educational Corporation, Director of HPSO
  • Dr. Scott Blanchard, Pediatrics, Alan Bulotsky, MD &Associates, Director of HPSO
  • Joseph Cahill, President & Chief Operating Officer, South Shore Hospital, Director of HPSO
  • Dr. Christopher Ducko, Thoracic Surgeon, South Shore Hospital, Director of HPSO
  • Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, Emergency Medicine, South Shore Hospital, Director of HPSO
  • Dr. Vincent Mangili, Anesthesiologist, South Shore Anesthesia Associates, Inc., Secretary of HPSO Dr. John Stevenson, Senior VP of Clinical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer, South Shore Hospital, Director of HPSO
  • Pamela Whelton, President & Chief Operating Officer, Physician Ambulatory Enterprise, Director of HPSO

About the HPSO Physician Director Election

HPSO Physician Directors serve three-year terms. The terms are staggered so that the HPSO Board benefits from the experience of longer-serving Board members while welcoming fresh perspectives from new Directors. The HPSO Nominating Committee – which comprises the HPSO Secretary, Medical Staff President, The President and Chief Executive Officer of the South Shore Health & Educational Corporation, and the two At-Large elected members of the Medical Executive Committee – will review all applications, conduct interviews, and name the candidates. We invite any interested Active Medical Staff member to apply to be a HPSO Director.

 HPSO Physician Directors are instrumental in shaping the future of the organization and our medical community. HPSO needs strong Medical Staff leaders who understand the strategic issues facing us and the patients we serve. We seek a problem-solver, a visionary leader, and a collaborator.

Your comments are always welcome and we encourage you to vote in the upcoming election.

Thank you for your consideration,

John Walsh, MD, Medical Staff President



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