About Us

Southern New Hampshire Health, includes:

  • Southern New Hampshire Medical Centera 188-bed acute care facility located in the heart of downtown Nashua, has a medical staff of over 500 primary and specialty care providers from Foundation Medical Partners, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua, and local independent practices. 

  • Foundation Medical Partners, a multi-specialty provider group, including more than more than 300  providers in primary, specialty and immediate care serving thousands of patients in more than 70 practices across southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.

  • Immediate Care, offering walk-in care 7 days a week at 7 locations.

We’re dedicated to improving your health and wellbeing with innovative programs and preventive health resources.

A Partner with Boston’s Top Teaching Hospital
We are Massachusetts General Hospital’s first clinical affiliate in the region. This affiliation gives you easy access to world-class treatment, with joint programs in stroke, cancer, trauma, vascular surgery and pediatric specialties.
 
Leaders in Care Delivery
Through Foundation Medical Partners, we’re redesigning primary care.  Patients in our primary care practices are part of a patient centered medical home (PCMH), a new model for care delivery. Team-based and tightly coordinated, medical homes can improve care at lower costs. Learn more about PCMH.

 

Our Mission and Vision

Mission

Southern New Hampshire Health System is committed to improving, maintaining, and preserving the overall health and well-being of individuals living in the greater Nashua area by providing information, education, and access to exceptional health and medical care services.

 
Vision

Our wealth of resources are clinically aligned and integrated into patient-centered, information-rich systems of care that enhance satisfaction, quality and safety.

 
Our Beliefs

A higher level of care means we believe in treating you the way we would like to be treated.
 
It starts with empathy — listening to how you feel and working to understand your needs.
 
It continues with respect — spending quality time to explain care and services in a way that everyone can understand.
 
Communication is important — we work as a team to keep everyone, including you and your family, informed about your care.
 
Relationships are built on trust — something that is yours to give, and ours to earn, in everything we do.
 
Our dedication to a higher level of care is more than words. It takes expertise, knowledge and commitment. We work every day to deliver the best possible care, tailored to your needs, with support and understanding.
 

Senior Leadership

Executive Team

Michael S. Rose, President and Chief Executive Officer for Southern New Hampshire Health
Mr. Rose joined the organization in 2007 as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to his current position in 2016. Prior to joining Southern New Hampshire Health, he was Staff/Senior Auditor with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Auditor of Public Accounts and then Vice President of Finance and Operations for Cooper Health System in New Jersey. Mr. Rose holds a BS in Accounting from Longwood University and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University.  


Susan M. DeSocio, President and Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Medical Partners and Senior Vice President for Southern New Hampshire Health
Ms. DeSocio joined the organization in 1999. She began her health care management career in 1984 at Cottage Hospital in New Hampshire as Chief Financial Officer/Systems Information Manager. She later served as Executive Director for UMass Community Physicians Group, a start-up primary care network in the greater Worcester area, and the Executive Director for Member and Affiliate Development at UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester. Ms. DeSocio holds a BS from Bentley College and a MBA from Questrom School of Management at Boston University.

J. Tate Curti, FACHE, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Mr. Curti joined the organization in 2015 as Chief Operating Officer of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. He began his healthcare career within the pharmaceutical industry in 2001. Prior to joining Southern New Hampshire Health, Mr. Curti was Vice President of Professional and Support Services at Elliot Health System in Manchester, NH where he completed his administrative residency. Mr. Curti holds a BA from Bates College, in Lewiston, ME and a MHSA from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Curti is board certified in health care management and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mark Santos, R.Ph., MBA, CMPE, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Foundation Medical Partners 
Mr. Santos joined Foundation Medical Partners in 2007 and was promoted to his current position in 2011. His prior positions were with Harvard Pilgrim Care and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Mr. Santos is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy with a BS in Pharmacy and he completed an MBA degree at Rivier College. He is Board Certified with the American College of Medical Practice Executives. 

Senior Management Team

Elizabeth Armstrong, Associate Vice President of Surgical Services and Associate Vice President of Operations for Foundation Medical Partners 
Ms. Armstrong was first employed by Foundation Medical Partners in 1995 as a Director of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, She left the organization in 2000 and returned in 2005 to manage several physician practices, including certain practices that have a clinical affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2014, Ms. Armstrong assumed the additional position of Associate VP of Surgical Services. She is a graduate of University of Maine and earned an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. 

Katherine Bellemare, CPA, Vice President of Finance for Foundation Medical Partners 
Ms. Bellemare joined the organization in 2015. She was previously an Audit Senior Manager with Ernst & Young and Vice President of Finance for a large human service/health care organization. With over 30 years of experience, she is familiar with the challenges facing health care and not-for-profit organizations and has experience including financial statement audits, governmental compliance audits and bond financings. She is a graduate of Bryant College and has a professional membership with the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants and has served as a board member/treasurer of several not-for-profit organizations in the Manchester-area.

Scott Cote, Vice President of Facilities and Emergency Management for Southern New Hampshire Health
Mr. Cote joined the organization in 1999 as Director of Property Management. He is responsible for facility planning, operations, construction management and emergency management for Southern New Hampshire Health. Mr. Cote previously held positions as Director of Facility Operations for Dartmouth Hitchcock, the Nashua School District, and Merrimack College. He is a graduate of North Shore Technical School where he majored in construction theory and management. Mr. Cote attended New England Institute, majoring in mechanical engineering. He holds an unrestricted construction superintendent license and is a certified health care Emergency Professional.  

Corin DeChirico, DO, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Associate Vice President of Medical Affairs and Medical Director, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation for Southern New Hampshire Medical Center 
Dr. DeChirico joined the organization in December 1996 and established an active practice in internal medicine. Dr. DeChirico graduated from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Robert Dorf, DO, Chief Medical Officer for Foundation Medical Partners 
Dr. Dorf joined Foundation Medical Partners in 2004 as a Family Practice physician. He became very active as a medical leader and in 2008 his role expanded to Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Dorf graduated from the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, and completed a residency at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson, NJ.

Cheryl Gagne, DNP, MBA, RN, CNE-BC, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer for Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Ms. Gagne joined the organization in 2000 first as Director of Nursing. Prior to her employment with the Medical Center, she held nursing management positions with several organizations, including – Boston Medical Center, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Ms. Gagne is a graduate of Northeastern University with a BS in Nursing, and has earned an MBA in Health Care Administration from Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of New Hampshire in 2015. She was promoted to her current role in 2016.

Kenneth Howe, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Dr. Howe has been on the medical staff of the Medical Center since 1998 and served as Chief Surgical Officer from 2013 - 2016. Dr. Howe is a graduate of Boston College and Tufts Medical School. He completed a residency in general surgery at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, MA.  

Joseph Leahy, DO, Associate Vice President of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Emergency Department for Southern New Hampshire Medical Center 
Dr. Leahy joined Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in December 1997 as a staff emergency medicine physician and held several leadership positions prior to his appointment as Associate Vice President. He is currently Vice Chief of the Medical Staff and Penultimate Past President of the NH Osteopathic Association. In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Leahy continues to treat patients in the Emergency Department. Dr. Leahy graduated from the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME, and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Union Hospital in Union, NJ.

Suzanne Tammaro, Vice President of Marketing for Southern New Hampshire Health
Prior to joining the organization in 2014, Ms. Tammaro was Vice President and Senior Healthcare Strategist at KHJ Integrated (Boston).  She has held senior level marketing and communication positions with Caritas Christi Health Care (Boston) and Brockton Hospital.  Ms. Tammaro has extensive experience as a consultant to health care systems and provider organizations. She is a graduate of Boston University. 

Paul L. Trainor, Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer for Southern New Hampshire Health
Mr. Trainor joined the organization in 2007 and assumed his current position in 2016. He has held various finance positions with Optima Health, Elliot Hospital and Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH. He has a BS degree in accounting from Bentley College and a Master of Health Care Management from New England College. 

Kathryn E. Skouteris, Esq., Vice President of Legal & Regulatory Affairs/General Counsel for Southern New Hampshire Health
Ms. Skouteris joined the organization in 2016 as its legal counsel and privacy officer.  She began her legal career practicing law in Boston before transitioning to public service, where she served as General Counsel then as Assistant Commissioner for the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration. She holds a BA from the University of New Hampshire and a JD from Suffolk Law School. She is admitted to practice in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Andrew Watt, MD, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief (Medical) Information Officer for Southern New Hampshire Health
Dr. Watt came to Southern New Hampshire Health System from Johns Hopkins Hospital where he completed his clinical training and was a member of their IT team. He has worked in a variety of technical and leadership positions. He worked for Meditech, Medical Information Systems, where he did software design, development, and implementation. Dr. Watt’s main responsibility is to provide operational and strategic leadership for all the information technology and systems used at Southern New Hampshire Health. In addition, Dr. Watt maintains his clinical practice as an attending physician in the Emergency Department. 

Stephanie Wolf-Rosenblum, MD, Vice President of Development & External Affairs for Southern New Hampshire Health
Dr. Wolf-Rosenblum joined in 1988 and held the position of Chief Medical Officer for Southern New Hampshire Medical Center from 2003 - 2015, Medical Director of Foundation Medical Partners from 1996 - 2003, and Chief of Staff from 2001 - 2002. A graduate of Brown University and Yale University School of Medicine, she completed training in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. She is board certified in four areas of medicine internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine. Dr. Wolf-Rosenblum also holds a master's degree in Medical Management from the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management of Carnegie Mellon University.

Jacqueline Ferro Woolley, Vice President of Human Resources for Southern New Hampshire Health
Before joining Southern New Hampshire Health in February 2016, Mrs. Woolley served as Vice President, Human Resources, for St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, New Hampshire. She holds a BS in Public Administration with a concentration in Management from Bentley College and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University, as well as SHPR; SHRM-SCP; and CCP certifications