Newswise — Beverly and Gloucester, Mass. – Tom Sands, MBA, MHA, FACHE, has joined Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals as its new president. Sands will lead the hospitals in their mission to deliver innovative, high-quality, patient-centered care to communities across the North Shore.
“Tom’s extensive experience in both community hospitals and in integrated health systems will further enhance Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals’ long-standing commitment to delivering high-quality, patient-centered care in the community,” said Michael Rowan, Executive Vice President for Hospital and Ambulatory Services of Beth Israel Lahey Health.
Most recently, Sands served as President of Carney Hospital, a 159-bed hospital in Dorchester, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations and led a management team focused on delivering high-quality, patient-centered care in the community. Previously, Sands was Chief Operating Officer at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, where he expanded patient services offerings, increased volume and implemented initiatives to strengthen the patient-family experience. “We are so pleased to welcome Tom to the hospitals’ leadership team,” said Nancy Palmer, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “Tom’s guidance and direction will help us continue to meet the diverse healthcare needs of our patients and the communities we serve in a dynamic healthcare environment.”
Sands came to Massachusetts from Georgia, where he spent 20 years in successive leadership roles at Navicent Health, a 637-bed teaching hospital, where he oversaw customer service, diagnostic and therapeutic services, hospitality and support services and operations. Sands launched his career in health care as a certified pulmonary functions technologist at Emory University Hospital. Sands has also led and served on the boards of many community-based organizations, including the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, the United Way of Central Georgia, the Tubman Museum, and 100 Black Men of Macon-Middle Georgia.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals into the future,” said Sands. “I look forward to working with and supporting our exceptional clinicians and staff, who care for our patients with warmth, compassion and skill.”
Sands earned master’s degrees in business administration and health administration from Georgia State University and his bachelor’s degree in biology from Morehouse College. He is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
About Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals
Beverly Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, is a full-service 221-bed community hospital founded in 1888 that serves more than 13 communities across Massachusetts’ North Shore and Cape Ann. With a medical staff of more than 500 physicians, the hospital provides quality, patient-centered care in maternity, pediatrics, surgical, orthopedics and cardiology, as well as other specialties.
Addison Gilbert Hospital, also part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, is a 44-bed community hospital located in Gloucester, MA. Since its founding in 1889, Cape Ann residents have turned to the hospital when they needed care. Specialties include radiology, cancer care, pain management, cardiology, chronic disease management, inpatient geriatric services and emergency medicine.
Beth Israel Lahey Health is a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,600 physicians and 36,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education. For more information on Beth Israel Lahey Health, please visit www.bilh.org
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