JANUARY 2012 :: Daily News

New Leadership Direction for Catholic Medical Center

Published Friday Jan 13, 2012

Alyson Pitman Giles transitions successful
CMC career to make way for change

Alyson Pitman Giles

Alyson Pitman Giles

Manchester, NH) -  After 13 years, Catholic Medical Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Alyson Pitman Giles, FACHE and the hospital are transitioning to a new leadership team.  “I’ve been with CMC for a long time and we’ve accomplished a lot,” said Giles. “I’ve lived an American dream growing my career – starting as an occupational therapist, becoming a manager, and taking on CEO responsibilities.  It’s a great time to turn the page and start the next chapter.  I have worked with the Board of Directors to develop a transition plan so that I will remain employed as a transition consultant through June 30, 2012.  I look forward to helping and identifying an individual who will embrace our mission, Catholic identity and love of our CMC family.”

Catholic Medical Center’s Board of Directors agreed to Giles’ departure at a board meeting earlier today.  “Alyson has been an incredible visionary for CMC,” said Guy Chapdelaine, Chairman of CMC’s board of directors.  “The hospital has exceeded expectations under her leadership.  We know her team has admired her spirit and dedication, and thank her for her past contributions to CMC.  We are pleased that she will continue to be available as a resource to the Board.”

Joe Pepe, MD, CMC’s Chief Medical Officer and former primary care
physician, will become the organization’s interim CEO.  Dr. Pepe is well respected and focused on providing highquality healthcare and a positive patient experience.  “I’m honored and happy to hold down the fort,” said Pepe of his interim post.  “This is a very strong organization with an amazing amount of talent.  We’re grateful to Alyson and we all wish her well.”  A formal recruitment and selection process will begin soon.

Since 1998, Catholic Medical Center has expanded medical services and technology that has improved the patient experience and outcomes and earned impressive national awards.  Its charitable and mission-oriented commitment enables thousands of underprivileged patients to be cared for annually.