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Tester Begins Tenure as CEO at NVRH

Monday, November 26, 2018

Shawn Tester has officially assumed his role as Chief Executive Officer of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH).

Following a 12-month national search, Tester was named to the position in August with a start date of November 26. He succeeds Paul Bengtson, who served as NVRH CEO for more than 30 years.

“We determined that the very best candidate for the new CEO was right here in our own backyard,” Steve Nichols, Chairperson of the NVRH CEO Search Committee and NVRH Trustee, said following the August announcement. “As a member of the Accountable Health Community, we [...] know how committed he is to improving the health and well-being of our community. In addition, he brings a solid understanding of the Green Mountain Care Board and the workings of the Vermont Legislature to our organization.”

Tester has held executive leadership positions for the past 20 years with a focus on Patient-Centered Medical Home and Accountable Care Organizations, while navigating the evolving healthcare environment and its impact on those who call the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont home.  He most recently served as CEO of Northern Counties Health Care (NCHC) in St. Johnsbury, a federally qualified community health center with five medical and three dental practices and a Home Health & Hospice division serving northeastern Vermont.  Prior to that, he held the position of NCHC Director of Primary Care from 2014 to 2016.  Before joining NCHC, Tester was Chief of Operations & Information Services for nine years at Ammonoosuc Community Health Services in Littleton, NH.

“I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity," Tester said upon his hire. “In this new role, I am committed to maintaining the hospital as a center of excellence while continuing our collective work as an accountable health community that is well integrated to care for our patients. “

The 12-month CEO search was led by a CEO Search Committee, made up of NVRH Board of Trustee members and NVRH staff. The search process included open meetings with employees, medical staff, volunteers, board members, corporators and community leaders, as well as utilizing a healthcare executive recruitment firm to conduct the search.


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