Muldoon named UMass Memorial Medical Center president

July 12, 2013
   Patrick L. Muldoon


Patrick L. Muldoon has been named president of UMass Memorial Medical Center, effective Aug. 26, according to an announcement by UMass Memorial Health Care president and CEO Eric Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP.

“After a vigorous and intensive process that included a cross-functional and cross-system search committee, along with involvement of our clinical department chairs, the dean of the medical school and the UMass Memorial Health Care/UMass Memorial Medical Center Board chairman, David Bennett, our search provided the best person for the job right here, close to home,” Dr. Dickson said.

“One of the Medical School’s most important relationships is with UMass Memorial Medical Center, where the work of our clinical faculty is key to the success of our shared academic health sciences center,” said Chancellor Michael F. Collins. We benefit from and depend on strong and collegial leadership at the medical center to support a research, teaching and service environment focused on improving the health of the region, and we look forward to collaborating with Patrick Muldoon as he takes on this critical role.”

“Patrick has successfully served our health care system as the president and chief executive officer of Central New England HealthAlliance Hospital for the last nine years,” said Dickson. “HealthAlliance Hospital and its affiliates have net revenues of more than $190 million and approximately 1,500 employees. This second-largest hospital in our health care system serves the communities of north central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Under Patrick’s stewardship, the hospital has a tradition of delivering quality, compassionate care and is recognized annually as one of the top ten hospitals in Massachusetts.”

Among the noteworthy accomplishments at HealthAlliance that took place under Muldoon’s leadership are collaborating with physicians, employees and the community to effect a financial turnaround in 2005; consistently achieving a ranking in the top ten hospitals in Massachusetts for financial performance; being named as one of the 25 Most Wireless hospitals in the country for four consecutive years and receiving the 100 Most Wired award from the American Hospital Association for the past three years; and a ranking by Consumer Reports magazine as the safest hospital in Massachusetts and one of the top 20 safest hospitals in the country.

“The connections between UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center are numerous and complex. We welcome Patrick Muldoon to the leadership team that will collaborate closely with the medical school as together, we work to chart the future course of health care in the city, the region and the world,” said Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medicine, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the School of Medicine.

“The broad experience that Patrick brings to the table as the president and chief executive officer of HealthAlliance, his extensive leadership reach within our health care system and now the chairman of the Massachusetts Hospital Association will serve the Medical Center exceptionally well—all of its patients, physicians and staff—as we journey to become the best place to give care and the best place to get care,” Dickson said.

A national search will be conducted to replace Muldoon at HealthAlliance. Chief Financial Officer Mike Cofone has been named interim president. Dickson also recognized Charles Cavagnaro, MD, for serving as interim president of the Medical Center for the last four months.