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Keith A. Hovan

President & Chief Executive Officer
Southcoast Health System, Inc.
Southcoast Hospitals Group, Inc.

Keith A. Hovan is President and Chief Executive Officer of Southcoast Health System, Inc., and Southcoast Hospitals Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Southcoast Health System.  The hospitals group is comprised of Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, MA, St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, MA and Tobey Hospital in Wareham, MA. The Southcoast Visiting Nurses Association, Southcoast Physicians Group, Southcoast Health Network and the Southcoast Accountable Care Organization are also subsidiary corporations of the health system.

Keith was appointed President and CEO of Southcoast Hospitals Group, Inc. in July 2008 and in July 2011 as President and CEO of Southcoast Health System, Inc.  Previously, Keith served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Danbury Health System.  Prior to Danbury Health System, Keith was employed at Montefiore Medical Center of New York, where he served as Vice President of Clinical Services for Henry and Lucy Moses and Einstein-Weiler Hospitals. Other assignments at Montefiore included serving as Associate Hospital Director and Administrator for Surgical and Emergency Services. Previously, he served as Director of Nursing for Surgical and Emergency Services, Nurse Manager of Emergency Services, and staff nurse at Bridgeport Hospital.  He holds a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Sacred Heart University (graduating first in his class with an Award for Academic Excellence), and is a member of several professional associations.

Keith serves as immediate past Chair of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association Board, President of the National Association of Urban Hospitals, past Chair of the Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals Board, and has represented the Massachusetts Hospital Association on the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board for Region 1.  Keith also serves as Chairman of the Yankee Alliance Supply Chain Solutions, LLC a Group Purchasing Organization and Blue.Point Supply Chain Data Analytics, Inc.  He was recently appointed to the Board of Bristol Community College by Governor Baker.

Keith co-chaired Governor Baker’s Healthcare Transition Team following the 2014 gubernatorial election.  The team was charged with assisting with the development of priority action items related to healthcare in the commonwealth and for the new administration.  Keith has been awarded numerous honors over his career, including the Margaret Cinchack Award for Excellence in Clinical Nursing, Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society, 1990 Emergency Nurses Association Nurse Manager of the Year Award, and in 2013 Becker’s Healthcare 130 Not-for-profit CEO’s to Know, the New England Arthritis Foundation 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, and Sacred Heart University, College of Health Professions, 2013 Alumni Leadership Award.