St. Joseph Hospital gets new president

Courtesy photo John A. Jurczyk is the new president of St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

NASHUA – One of the city’s leading health care providers features new leadership, as John A. Jurczyk is the new president of St. Joseph Hospital.

Hospital officials said Monday was Jurczyk’s first day on the job. He will also serve as senior vice president of Covenant Health, the Tewksbury, Massachusetts-based parent firm of St. Joseph.

“St. Joseph Hospital has a wonderful legacy in the Nashua community, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside and collaborate with a dedicated board, a talented medical staff and a committed team of employees and volunteers,” Jurczyk said. “My focus is simple: I want to advance St. Joseph Hospital’s mission by ensuring we’re the community’s preferred provider for compassionate care, and I want St. Joseph Hospital to be known as the workplace of choice in Nashua and the region.”

Covenant President and CEO David Lincoln said officials chose Jurczyk for his “strong background in not-for-profit and faith-based health care.”

“John is passionate about our Catholic mission, and his 30-plus years of experience will be invaluable in helping St. Joseph Hospital navigate today’s rapidly changing health care landscape,” Lincoln said. “St. Joseph Hospital has been a

vibrant and active part of the Nashua community for the past 110 years, and we are confident John brings both the heart and expertise needed to transform and strengthen the hospital for generations to come.”

Jurczyk holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Bryant University. He serves on the board of trustees for Trinity Catholic Academy – an elementary school for urban youth in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Most recently, Jurczyk served as president of Good Samaritan Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital in Brockton. There, he led the hospital to achieve designation by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as the first and only Level III Trauma Center in Massachusetts Emergency Medical Services Region V. At the same time, the hospital achieved one of the highest operating margins in the state.

Jurczyk took a unique path to leadership, working his way from being a pharmacist to the C-Suite at Good Samaritan Medical Center, an acute care Catholic hospital with 267 licensed beds.

St. Joseph Hospital is a 208-bed acute care community facility. The main campus on Kinsley Street features diagnostic and treatment technologies, while it is supported by a network of primary care providers and specialists focused on delivering personalized medicine.

Another major hospital also recently got new leadership, as Sherry Hausmann assumed the role of president and CEO at SolutionHealth. This is a new entity which combines Southern New Hampshire Health of Nashua and Elliot Health System of Manchester.