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December 18. 2013 9:01PM

CEO named at Monadnock Community Hospital


Cynthia McGUIRE 

PETERBOROUGH — The Board of Trustees has named Cynthia K. McGuire as the new president and CEO of Monadnock Community Hospital.

McGuire, 56, is currently chief operating officer of Adirondack Health in Upstate New York, a $90 million network of rural facilities in which she is responsible for leading all clinical inpatient and outpatient ancillary support services.

Previously, McGuire was vice president at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y., and St. Clare’s Hospital, also in Schenectady.

“I’ve been working in health care for almost 35 years, in a variety of positions,” McGuire said Wednesday.

Running a critical care access hospital in a small rural community is challenging but rewarding, McGuire said.

“This opportunity came along, and it seemed like the ideal place to work,” McGuire said of MCH. “I was interested in a small community hospital. I think it helps you to be a little closer to the people you serve.”Shortly after the holidays, McGuire said she and her husband, Harry McGuire, plan to start house hunting in the Peterborough area.

McGuire is set to start at MCH on Feb. 24.

“My husband and I really look forward to coming to the community, Peterborough. Folks there have been very friendly and welcoming,” McGuire said. “The folks there are very passionate about their hospital and making sure we maintain services, so I look forward to being a part of that.”

McGuire is replacing Peter Gosline, who has led MCH as president and CEO for the past 16 years. He announced his 2014 retirement in April.

“This is an exciting time for MCH,” Gosline said in the announcement. “She shares MCH’s commitment to quality and innovative management. I am confident she will advance our mission to improve the health and well-being of our community.”

McGuire is “an innovative and proven leader who values collaboration and team building,” Bob Edwards, chairman of MCH Board of Trustees, said in the announcement. “All of the members of our Board and Executive Search Committee were highly impressed with her throughout her interview process in a search process that began in June. I am confident she will lead the organization with the unique combination of courage and compassion needed in today’s health-care field.”

McGuire received her master of science health services administration from Sage Graduate School in Troy, N.Y., and is a fellow with the American College of Health Care Executives.

mpierce@newstote.com



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