July 12, 2013 | last updated July 13, 2013 10:03 am

Muldoon Tapped To Lead UMass Memorial Medical Center

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The head of a UMass Memorial Health Care affiliate has been named the new president of Worcester's UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Patrick Muldoon, president and CEO of Central New England HealthAlliance Hospital, which has campuses in Leominster and Fitchburg, will begin his role Aug. 26, UMass Memorial said today.

Dr. Walter Ettinger was the most recent person to hold the position. He stepped down in 2011.

"This is an amazing opportunity and evokes strong and mixed emotions," Muldoon said. "The past nine years at HealthAlliance Hospital have been outstanding. I am proud to have had the opportunity to work with the leadership team, board of trustees, physicians, employees and community leaders who helped us achieve state and national recognition for outstanding quality, safety and financial performance."

Muldoon's extensive experience in health care includes various administrative roles such as president and CEO of South County Hospital and Healthcare System in Rhode Island and Northern Berkshire Health System. He started his career in association management at the American Osteopathic Hospital Association before beginning his hospital administration work at Rhode Island's Cranston General Hospital. When he was 28, Muldoon was named to his first CEO position at Riverside Hospital in Michigan.

"Patrick is an ideal leader for UMass Memorial Medical Center," said UMass Memorial Health Care president and CEO Dr. Eric Dickson. "Patrick's extensive leadership reach within our health care system and now as the chairman of Massachusetts Hospital Association, will serve the medical center, its patients, physicians and staff exceptionally well as we journey to become the best place to give care and the best place to get care."

University of Massachusetts Medical School officials also praised Muldoon's appointment.

"The connections between UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center are numerous and complex. We welcome Patrick Muldoon to the leadership team that will collaborate closely with the medical school as we work together to chart the future course of health care in the city, the region and the world," said Dr. Terence R. Flotte, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the school of medicine.

In addition to his work in health care, Muldoon is active in community service. He has been involved with the United Way and North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the boards of the Worker's Credit Union, Spanish American Center, the Shine Initiative of Fidelity Bank and the Regional Economic Development Institute at Fitchburg State College. He has won several awards for his community service.

Muldoon earned his undergraduate degree in health services administration from Providence College and a master's degree in business administration from Loyola University in Chicago. He is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives.

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