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David McCready

President & Chief Executive Officer, Southcoast Hospitals Group

David McCready is president and chief executive officer of the Southcoast Hospitals Group, and will succeed Rayford Kruger, MD, FACS as the next Southcoast Health System president and chief executive officer effective January 3, 2024. 

Southcoast Health System comprises the Southcoast Hospitals Group – Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, MA, St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, MA and Tobey Hospital in Wareham, MA –  Southcoast Physicians Group, Southcoast Visiting Nurses Association, Southcoast Health Network and the Southcoast Accountable Care Organization.

David joined Southcoast in October, 2023 from Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital where he served as president for 5 years. In addition, David served for 18 years as a member of the leadership team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, including as senior vice president of a variety of clinical and non-clinical departments including inpatient services, surgical and procedural services, ambulatory operations, imaging, real estate, facilities/engineering, and all support services. David was appointed as an instructor in the Master of Clinical Service Operations program at Harvard Medical School in 2019.

With a strong operations, strategy and finance background and focus, David served as a finance project leader for Partners HealthCare System before becoming the executive administrator and then vice chair for administration and finance for the 1,200-faculty member Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

In addition to his extensive hospital-based experience, David held leadership roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield earlier in his career. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a BS, MBA, and MHA, and trained as a William H. Ford Fellow for Healthcare Administration from 1994-1996.