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SolutionHealth CEO to Retire in April

Published Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

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SolutionHealth CEO to Retire in April

Bradley Kreick, CEO of SolutionHealth in Bedford, the parent organization of Elliot Health System in Manchester and Southern NH Health System in Nashua, will retire effective April 12, 2024.

John Friberg, SolutionHealth’s chief legal officer, will assume the role of Interim CEO when Kreick retires. Friberg has served on the executive team of SolutionHealth since its inception in 2018 and has previously servedas interim co-CEO and interim COO for Elliot Health System, which he joined in 2007. 

As CEO, Kreick set the strategic direction of SolutionHealth and led the health system into a period of stability and growth. “He took the reins at a time of significant uncertainty and has done an outstanding job stabilizing our organization. We are grateful for his steadfast commitment to our communities and for his passion for the mission of SolutionHealth. We’re a stronger organization now and that’s a testament to Brad’s dedication to the providers and employees who make our health system strong,” says Clifford R. Kinghorn, chair of the SolutionHealth Board of Trustees.

Before joining SolutionHealth on Dec. 1, 2021, Kreick served in multiple executive management roles in publicly traded and privately held health care provider and payor organizations. including Apria Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans and Healthsource.

“I joined the health system with the goal of stabilizing the organization in the wake of the COVID pandemic and, ultimately, positioning us to realize the promise of our combined organization,” Kreick says. “We have made great strides, and each of our member organizations are excelling and poised for growth in the years ahead. With our enhanced stability in mind, and the goals the SolutionHealth Board set out for me largely accomplished, I have decided now is the best time for me to transition out of the organization.”

Kreick, who lives in Nashua with his wife Beth, aalso serves as chair of the board of trustees for Rivier University in Nashua, and as a board member of AccessHope, the nation’s leading cancer care management organization.



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