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Shibinette appointed CEO of New Hampshire Hospital

New Hampshire Union Leader

September 18. 2017 8:06PM

CONCORD - Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers announced Monday the appointment of Lori Shibinette, as Chief Executive Officer of New Hampshire Hospital.

Shibinette, the deputy commissioner at DHHS, will assume her new post effective Oct. 20.

“After conducting a national search, it was apparent that Lori is uniquely suited to the position due to her experience in healthcare management, policy and innovation, as well as her clinical background,” said Meyers in a statement. “While Lori has successfully led several important initiatives in her time as Deputy Commissioner, she is the best candidate for this role.”

As CEO and Administrator of Merrimack County Nursing Home, Shibinette was responsible for the management of a 290-bed nursing facility and a 29-bed assisted living facility, as well as a staff of more than 500 employees. As deputy commissioner at DHHS, Shibinette has been involved in the oversight and management of both the Glencliff Home and New Hampshire Hospital, including the implementation of the recommendations from an independent sentinel review panel.

“Lori has been an exceptional Deputy Commissioner,” said Meyers. “I have every confidence that she will bring her extensive skills to the CEO position at New Hampshire Hospital to continue to address pressing mental health needs. In her new role, Lori will also oversee the Glencliff Home and will remain a member of the Department's Executive Management Team.”

Meyers thanked Don Shumway, who has served as CEO of New Hampshire Hospital on an interim basis.

“Don's wisdom and capability has left an indelible mark on DHHS through his years of service,” said Meyers.

Meyers said he is working with Gov. Chris Sununu to identify a potential new deputy commissioner of DHHS.

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