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August 23, 2012

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Derry News

---- — New sales associate joins Coldwell Banker

LONDONDERRY — Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England recently welcomed Linda McLaughlin to the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Londonderry.

As a sales associate, McLaughlin will provide residential real estate services in Londonderry, as well as the surrounding towns.

McLaughlin has chosen a career in real estate after working as an office manager/bookkeeper.

“Linda’s skills, as well as her extensive knowledge of the local community, make her a valuable asset to the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage family,” said Debbie Ball, sales manager of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Londonderry. “We greatly welcome Linda to the team.”

McLaughlin is a member of the Granite State South Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She is a lifelong resident of New England and has lived in Derry for 17 years.

McLaughlin can be reached at the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Londonderry at 434-1000.

St. Joseph Hospital president leaves post

NASHUA — St. Joseph Hospital and parent company, Covenant Health Systems, have announced that David Ross is leaving his post as president and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital, effective immediately.

Ross is returning to Missouri to attend to personal family matters. He joined St. Joseph Hospital in April 2010, having previously served as president and CEO of Barnes-Jewish St. Peters in Missouri.

“On behalf of the St. Joseph Hospital Board of Directors, we thank David for his time and successes at St. Joseph Hospital and wish him well. We will keep David and his family in our prayers,” said Louise Trottier, chairman of the St. Joseph Hospital Board of Directors.

James Hamill will begin serving as interim CEO immediately. Hamill is a seasoned healthcare executive, most recently serving as president and CEO of Meritus Health from 2000 to 2011. Under his leadership, Meritus Health was among the first truly clinically integrated healthcare systems recognized by the Federal Trade Commission.

“Jim Hamill is a trusted colleague and accomplished healthcare leader,” said David Lincoln, president and CEO of Covenant Health Systems. “He has served on the Covenant Board of Directors for a total of 16 years while leading some of the most successful hospitals and health systems in Illinois, Iowa and Maryland. We are grateful that he has graciously agreed to serve as interim president and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.”

Hamill received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Georgetown University and his master’s degree in hospital administration from Georgia State University.

“I am pleased to be able to serve as interim president and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital,” Hamill said. “St. Joseph Hospital is a strong organization with an excellent medical staff. I am thrilled to be able to join such a great organization during such an exciting time in healthcare.”

Also announced, the St. Joseph Hospital Board of Directors will begin the search process for a permanent replacement in the coming weeks.