The board of trustees of the newly-formed SolutionHealth, a community based regional health care network for the communities served by Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health, has named Sherry Hausmann as president and CEO. Hausmann comes to SolutionHealth from Via Christi Health in Wichita, Kansas, where she served as regional hospital president since July 2014.
“With the formation of SolutionHealth now official, we are thrilled that Sherry Hausmann has agreed to lead our new organization at this exciting time,” says Dianne Mercier, chair of the SolutionHealth board of trustees. “During her impressive career, Sherry has distinguished herself as a bold, innovative leader involved in all aspects of ensuring a vibrant, well-run regional health care system. At Via Christi, Sherry has had primary responsibility for multiple hospitals, associated ambulatory networks and educational programs in three geographically dispersed markets. This diverse background and demonstrated strong leadership at the highest level gives us great confidence that Sherry is the ideal leader to bring us together and introduce SolutionHealth to the region.”
“After conducting a national search for this position and meeting with a number of high quality candidates, our Board has no doubt that Sherry Hausmann is the right leader at the right time for SolutionHealth, says Dr. Praveen Suchdev, vice chair of the SolutionHealth board of trustees. “As we know, the healthcare landscape is dynamic and undergoing great change. The need for strong and experienced leadership is paramount to achieving our goals. Sherry’s thirty years as a leader in the healthcare industry, starting as a clinical practitioner in Carbondale, Illinois, have been marked by excellence and positive results. Sherry’s personal leadership skills make her ideally suited to inspire and energize our organization from its inception.
The governance of SolutionHealth is through a new Board of Trustees, with five members each named from Elliot and SNHH respectively, with Sherry Hausmann now serving as the eleventh trustee in her role as President and CEO. The other SolutionHealth trustees are Howard Brodsky, John Hession Lawrence Hoepp Hon. Clifford Kinghorn, Dr. Stephen Loosigian, Dianne Mercier (chair), Martha O’Neill, Esq., James Steiner, Dr. Praveen K. Suchdev (Vice Chair), Timothy Sullivan, Esq.