|NBH names Timothy Jones as President and CEO|
Jul 06, 2012
(July 5, 2012) Timothy P. Jones of Andover, Massachusetts, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Berkshire Healthcare, NBH Board of Trustees chairman Arthur Turton, MD, has announced. Mr. Jones will join NBH in late summer.
Mr. Jones has been Chief Operating Officer and Administrator of Leonard Morse Hospital, the Natick, Massachusetts campus of Metrowest Medical Center, and part of Vanguard Health System, since 2007.
“It is a pleasure to announce that Tim Jones will be joining our executive team at Northern Berkshire Healthcare as our new CEO. Mr. Jones stood out amongst an excellent pool of candidates who were interviewed for this position,” said Dr. Turton. “He brings with him a clinical background, expertise in hospital operations, and a strong experience in collaborative relations with medical staff, management, and union employees. He is very experienced in quality improvement programs and the cultural changes necessary to maintain those improvements.”
“His personal management style and communication skills will enhance all levels of management at Northern Berkshire Healthcare,” Dr. Turton added. “I look forward to welcoming Mr. Jones and his family as they move to the Northern Berkshires.”
“I am humbled and honored to have been chosen to lead NBH,” said Mr. Jones. “I am also very excited about our future and look forward to working with our team to provide exceptional care to our patients well into the future. My wife, Gina, and I look forward to joining the vibrant Berkshire community.”
“I have spent much of my professional career focused on safety and working with teams,” Jones added. “I am focused on creating teams that understand how to improve and create exceptional outcomes for our patients.”
Mr. Jones holds a master of business education from California State University. His career in healthcare has included positions in California and Massachusetts, including Administrative Director of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston. He serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Bay Community College Foundation and the MetroWest Accountable Health Organization.
Mr. Jones and his wife Gina have four children ranging in age from 15 to 24. As a family they enjoy outdoor sports year-round.
Northern Berkshire Healthcare serves a population of more than 40,000 people in northern Berkshire County and neighboring communities in Vermont and New York. NBH is the parent corporation of North Adams Regional Hospital, the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Northern Berkshire, and Northern Berkshire Healthcare Physicians Group (NBHPG). NBHPG includes Northern Berkshire Ob/Gyn, Northern Berkshire Family Medicine, and Northern Berkshire General Surgery. NBH is the largest employer in the city of North Adams, employing approximately 575 people in full and part-time positions.