New president named at St. Joseph Hospital in NashuaBy KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
Union Leader Correspondent
August 13. 2018 11:27PM
NASHUA — St. Joseph Hospital has selected John Jurczyk as its new president.
Jurczyk will also be serving as the senior vice-president of Covenant Health, the hospital’s Massachusetts-based parent company, according to an announcement Monday.
“St. Joseph Hospital has a wonderful legacy in the Nashua community, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside and collaborate with a dedicated board, a talented medical staff and a committed team of employees and volunteers,” Jurczyk said in a statement. He began his duties on Monday.
Jurczyk is replacing Richard Boehler, who unexpectedly resigned as CEO and president of St. Joseph Hospital one year ago. Boehler took over the top post from David Ross, who resigned because of personal matters in 2013.
Jurczyk, who is certified as a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, also holds several degrees, including a bachelor of science in pharmacy and a Master of Business Administration in health care management. He previously worked as a pharmacist at Good Samaritan Medical Center, eventually working his way up to president of the organization in Brockton, Mass.
During his leadership tenure at Good Samaritan Medical Center, the hospital was named the first Level III trauma center in the region, according to the release, adding it also achieved one of the highest operating margins in Massachusetts.
St. Joseph Hospital is a 208-bed acute care community hospital and trauma center with nearly 2,000 employees, according to its website.