The Board of Trustees of North Country Hospital announced the return of former Chief Operating Officer Tom Frank to the hospital, but this time he will serve as Chief Executive Officer. Frank has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare leadership positions. Most recently he served as Vice President of Medical Group Operations for Rutland Regional Medical Center. Before that, Frank was COO at North Country Hospital. Information provided by the hospital notes that Frank has experience “establishing a positive work culture, and achieving strong financial results, in addition to quality and service excellence.” Frank says he is eager to begin his work at North Country Hospital. Set to begin on April 17, he will succeed Tracey Paul, who has served as Interim Managing Officer since last fall. Paul stepped into the hospital leadership role when former NCH CEO Brian Nall resigned following a vote of no confidence taken by medical staff in October. The hospital board did not share details of the departure, but reports cited workplace climate and staffing issues as areas of concern.
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