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August 30, 2012

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McCormick earns Ameriprise honor

LONDONDERRY — Terence McCormick, a financial adviser with Terence G. McCormick and Associates of Ameriprise Financial, qualified for and attended the 2012 Ameriprise National Conference, held earlier this month in Denver.

To earn the achievement, McCormick established himself as one of the company’s top advisers, achieving high levels in production, a high client satisfaction level and by providing superior customer service.

Only a select number of high-performing Ameriprise advisers earn the distinction.

McCormick’s office is at 50 Nashua Road, Suite 202, in Londonderry.

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.”

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

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