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This is a special edition of the The Health Leader Forge. On October 7th the College of Health and Human Services and the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives hosted a special event at the University of New Hampshire, Shaping the Future: Leadership and Public Policy in Healthcare. There were two panels and a keynote speaker.

The first panel was titled, Talent Management for Bench Strength Development. This panel included: Samantha O’Neill, the Vice President for Human Resources at the Elliot Health System in Manchester, New Hampshire; Kevin Callahan, the President and CEO of Exeter Health Resources; and Warren West, the CEO of Littleton Regional Healthcare and CEO of the North Country Healthcare. The panel was moderated by Mark Bonica.

Kevin Callahan has served as President and CEO of Exeter Health Resources, Inc. and Exeter Hospital, Inc. since 1985. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of Exeter Health Resources, Inc. and Exeter Hospital, Inc. from 1981 to 1985. Callahan graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Arts and received his Master in Health Service Administration at George Washington University.

Samantha O’Neill is the Vice President of Human Resources at Elliot Health System where she leads a team supporting over 3,500 employees and oversees all compensation, benefits, employee relations, recruiting, Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and Human Resources Administration. Prior to joining Elliot, Samantha served as Vice President of Human Resources of the Americas at Velcro USA, Vice President of Human Resources of the Americas at TomTom, and Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Ajilon Consulting. She is affiliated with Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) and received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Westfield State College.

Warren West served as CEO of Littleton Regional Healthcare for the past nine years and is now the CEO of the North Country Healthcare. North Country Healthcare is a recently formed affiliation of four critical access hospitals operating in the North Country (Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, Littleton Regional Healthcare in Littleton, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, and Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster). The affiliation was formed with the belief that we are stronger together and will focus on developing a clinically integrated network, while improving quality and reducing costs, to meet the healthcare needs of patients in the North Country.

Publication Date

10-15-2016

Journal Title

The Health Leader Forge

Publisher

Co-produced by University of New Hampshire College of Health and Human Services (UNH CHHS) and Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives (NNEAHE).

Document Type

Podcast

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