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Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team, composed of senior executives in the Harrington HealthCare System, meets regularly with President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Moore to set policy, make executive decisions and develop short-term and long-term strategy for the organization.

Edward Moore, President and CEO

As President and CEO of Harrington Hospital, Ed Moore is responsible for the overall operation and expansion of both the hospital and the entire Harrington HealthCare system. He has led the effort to bring the hospital’s offerings to the community, through the opening of medical office buildings and other satellite facilities, and presided over the development of Harrington HealthCare at Webster, a comprehensive outpatient facility on the site of the former Hubbard Regional Hospital in Webster, as well as The Cancer Center at Harrington, a freestanding center on the Southbridge campus that offers state-of-the-art treatment for oncology and hematology diseases.

Moore, in conjunction with the Board of Directors and the Senior Leadership Team, helps develop and implement the strategic direction of the Harrington HealthCare System, and is responsible for its overall financial health.

He has more than 35 years of experience in health care management. Moore came to Harrington in July 2007 from MetroWest Medical Center, where he was Chief Operating Officer as well as the Administrator for the center’s Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, Mass. Prior to that, he held executive positions at Eastern Connecticut Health Network in Manchester, Conn.; VHA Northeast in Braintree, Mass.; Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass.; Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, R.I.; and Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass.

Moore received an MBA in Hospital Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Management, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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Christopher Canniff, Executive Director of Human Resources

As Executive Director of Human Resources, Christopher Canniff oversees all personnel functions at Harrington HealthCare System, including hiring, benefits, and employee regulations. Canniff first began at Harrington as the Manager of Strategic Planning and Business Development, working with members of Harrington’s senior staff to effect organizational change.

Canniff has both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. He also holds a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School in Albany, N.Y. and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

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Kathleen Davis, Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety

As Vice President for Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management, Kathleen S. Davis is responsible for all patient safety issues as well as quality and risk management activities throughout Harrington HealthCare System, including interacting with regulatory agencies such as the Department of Public Health and The Joint Commission. She also has oversight for Infection Prevention, Central Sterile and Case Management Departments.

Davis has dedicated much of her healthcare career to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management. She comes to Harrington from Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) in Manchester, Conn., where she was Manager of Quality Improvement. In that role, she was responsible for hospital-wide quality improvement initiatives and peer review activities. She also coordinated efforts by ECHN to prepare for reviews by regulatory agencies such as The Joint Commission and the Department of Public Health.

Before working at ECHN, Davis assisted in the redesign of an organization-wide Quality Improvement Program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Conn. She also managed key quality initiatives at Aultman Hospital, helping to ensure regulatory compliance for the Canton, Ohio-based tertiary care center. Among her responsibilities were coordinating The Maryland Indicator Measurement System and the Ohio Peer Review System projects as well as providing physician and staff education on quality improvement processes. Davis holds a Masters of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio and also a Lean Certificates from VHA and GBMP.

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Thomas Hijeck, Vice President, Patient Care Services

Tom Hijeck is responsible for the nursing care provided to patients at all Harrington HealthCare facilities, as well as for multiple ancillary departments that also deliver patient care.

Hijeck’s career in health care has spanned more than 35 years and included positions as a staff nurse, educator, clinical specialist, Chief Nursing Officer, and Administrator.

He obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nursing from the University of Rochester and completed the fellowship program at Johnson & Johnson — Wharton Program for Nurse Executives at the Wharton Business School. Hijeck has been published in Nursing Clinics of North America, Nursing Administration Quarterly, and has penned a chapter in a critical care textbook.

Before becoming VP of Patient Care Services for Harrington, he held positions at Strong Memorial Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, and MetroWest Medical Center.

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Joe Klimavich, APR, Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing & Development

Joe Klimavich is a senior public relations and marketing professional responsible for all aspects of communication and development for Harrington Healthcare System, including public and media relations, advertising, social media and fundraising.

Klimavich’s early healthcare experience included managing public relations and development for an 85-bed community hospital in western Massachusetts and directing public relations, advertising, wellness education and member services for Central Massachusetts Health Care (CMHC), a 95,000-member HMO.

He holds a master of science degree in professional communications from Clark University and is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America. He also serves on the Alumni Association Advisory Board of Worcester State University.

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Harold Lemieux, Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Lemieux is responsible for all Information Technology systems, including telecommunications and biomedical engineering, throughout Harrington HealthCare System.

Lemieux previously served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Morton Hospital in Taunton, Mass., where he was responsible for developing an integrated and progressive Information Technology infrastructure. Before Morton, Lemieux provided end-to-end consulting services to small to mid-size physician practices.

Lemieux has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick, R.I., and is working toward his Master of Business Administration at Bryant University.

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Arthur Russo, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

In his position as Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Harrington, Arthur R. Russo, M.D., is responsible for medical quality and education and regulatory reporting, clinical program planning, medical staff functions and credentialing. Dr. Russo has 35 years of healthcare experience and is a board-certified internist.

Dr. Russo has previously held several physician executive positions including CEO of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and, subsequently, University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Russo has also served on the boards of many hospitals and healthcare organizations.

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Thomas Sullivan, Vice President, Fiscal Services and Chief Financial Officer

As Vice President, Fiscal Services and Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Sullivan is responsible for setting financial strategy and overseeing the financial operations of the entire Harrington HealthCare system.

Sullivan has worked in healthcare for more than 35 years, both for regional and national healthcare organizations and for not-for-profit as well as for-profit institutions. He has been Chief Financial Officer in the Caritas HealthCare System, the University of Massachusetts Memorial system and the Tennessee-based Vanguard Health Systems, where he was in charge of financial operations at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. Sullivan began his career as a regulator.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vt., and both a Masters in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration from Bentley College in Waltham.

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Pamela Zouranjian Connor, Executive Director, Satellite Operations

As Executive Director of Satellite Operations, Pam Zouranjian Connor oversees multiple operations within Harrington, including The Cancer Center in Southbridge, our major anchor site in Webster, the medical building at 10 N. Main Street, Charlton, and the healthcare system’s entire Rehabilitation Department, including physical therapy, audiology, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

Zouranjian-Connor has more than 20 years experience in the healthcare field, with an expansive background in radiation oncology. She worked at MetroWest Medical Center for 18 years, with her last position being Director of Outpatient Cancer Services. Most recently, she served as Regional Manager of Operations for Alliance HealthCare Systems, overseeing three radiation oncology facilities.

She received her Associate Degree in Radiation Therapy from Gwynedd-Mercy College in Pennsylvania, and attended Northeastern University in Boston to work toward her Health Management degree. She is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators, the New England Society of Radiation Therapy, and has contributed work in oncology publications.

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