For Immediate Release:
April 17, 2013
Melissa Rose named Vice President of Payor Contracting and Reimbursement for Southcoast Health System
Rose joined Southcoast as Director of Contracting and Reimbursement for St. Luke's Hospital in 1991, and assumed responsibility for Tobey Hospital and Charlton Memorial Hospital once the three institutions merged in 1996. Before joining Southcoast, Rose held similar positions at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, R.I., and at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
Rose holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Management from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I., and Master of Business Administration from Babson College in Wellesley.
Rose is a Fellow of The Advisory Board Corporation. She is an Advanced Member of the Health Care Financial Management Association with both Bronze and Silver Merit Awards for Outstanding Service, and an active member of the National Institute of Health Care Leaders.
Rose resides in Warwick, R.I., with her husband, Steven Gergel. She has three children, Lauren, Alyssa and Seth.