New President of Newton-Wellesley Hospital

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Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Board of Trustees voted to approve the search committee’s recommendation to name Michael R. Jaff, DO, as the next president of Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH).

Jaff will join Newton-Wellesley from Massachusetts General Hospital, where he has led the Vascular Center since arriving in 2004. He will begin his new role as president of Newton-Wellesley in the fall.

“This is a step forward for Newton-Wellesley Hospital,” said Earl M. Collier, Jr., chairman of the Hospital’s Board of Directors. “Michael Jaff brings his understanding of the importance of community hospitals, his enthusiasm for tackling the challenges ahead, and his reputation for hard work, problem solving collaboration, and approachability. These qualities made him the ideal candidate for this role.”

Board certified in internal medicine and vascular medicine, Jaff is the medical director of the Fireman Vascular Center at MGH. In addition, he has been active in the leadership of clinical process improvement across all clinical areas of MGH and has helped to organize the MGH Center for Specialized Services, which is integrating international and executive health programs.

Jaff is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School’s general management program. Following his training in internal medicine and vascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, he began his career in private practice in community hospitals, including Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Jaff also sits on the Board of Directors at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a full system member of Partners HealthCare System, Inc., a nonprofit organization that includes acute care hospitals Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, and specialty hospitals McLean Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, as well the community-based doctors of Partners Community Physicians Organization.

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