New President Announced for Holy Family Hospital

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Holy Family Hospital announced that Craig Jesiolowski, current president of Saint Anne’s Hospital, will be the next President of Holy Family Hospital. As the next president, Jesiolowski will oversee both the Methuen and Haverhill campuses of Holy Family Hospital.

Between the two campuses, Holy Family includes 385 beds, more than 1,700 employees, and contributes more than $4.6 million annually in charitable donations, free healthcare programming, and other community benefits, according to a press release from the health system.

“I am honored to accept the position as president of Holy Family and look forward to ensuring that patients receive superior care as we expand the essential services we provide to the public,” said Jesiolowski.

Craig Jesiolowski has served as president of Saint Anne’s Hospital since 2010. During his tenure, the hospital has earned state and national recognition in numerous areas of care for both quality and safety. Jesiolowski presided over an unprecedented level of construction and service line expansion at Saint Anne’s during his tenure. During this time, Saint Anne’s also developed formalized partnerships with key area physician groups, including PrimaCARE and Hawthorn Medical Associates, while enhancing the hospital workplace culture. In his new role, Jesiolowski plans to implement similar strategies at Holy Family Hospital.

Craig Jesiolowski

Michael Bushell, the current CEO and vice president of operations at Saint Anne’s, will replace Jesiolowski as president of Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River as Jesiolowski moves into this new role with Holy Family. Bushell has been with the hospital since 1999, and has overseen the expansion and renovation of Saint Anne’s’ Emergency Room and Operating Room, as well as spearheaded physician and business development.

“I look forward to the great honor of serving as the next president of Saint Anne’s Hospital,” said Bushell. “I will continue to build upon our existing success as a hospital while expanding upon and strengthening the nationally recognized quality and safety standards that are hallmarks of this hospital.”

Outgoing Holy Family Hospital President Joseph Roach issued a statement announcing that he will be leaving Holy Family Hospital, the press release notes.

“It has been a privilege to serve the Holy Family community,” said Roach. “While I prepare for the next chapter in my career, I am confident that Holy Family has a promising future.”

John Polanowicz, executive vice president of the Steward Hospital Services Group, which includes both Holy Family Hospital and Saint Anne’s Hospital, thanked Roach for his service and offered praise for both Jesiolowski and Bushell.

“I want to thank Joe Roach for his service at Holy Family Hospital and I wish him the best in his next career endeavor,” said Polanowicz. “I’m very pleased to have such highly qualified individuals filling the role of President at Holy Family and Saint Anne’s hospitals. Michael Bushell knows the Saint Anne’s community and is a proven leader who will work tirelessly to continue the high quality service provided at Saint Anne’s. And under Craig Jesiolowski’s leadership, there will be a bright future for Holy Family.”

Both Jesiolowski and Bushell will start their new positions Oct. 3.

Holy Family Hospital is a 385-bed acute-care hospital with two campuses, Holy Family Hospital – Methuen and Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill. Both full-service locations provide comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and 24/7 emergency services to the greater Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire.

Steward Health Care is the largest fully integrated healthcare services organization and community hospital network in New England. Headquartered in Boston, Steward is the fifth largest employer in MA with more than 17,000 employees in more than 150 communities. Steward is comprised of Steward Medical Group, Steward Health Care Network, and Steward Hospital Group.

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