Joanne Marqusee, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Cooley Dickinson Health Care
Joanne Marqusee joined Cooley Dickinson in her new role as President and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care March 31. “I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to serve Cooley Dickinson and its community,” Marqusee said.
“During and after the interview process, I had the pleasure of meeting literally dozens of people involved with the organization and to learn about its proud history. I have been continuously impressed with the commitment of the staff, physicians, and board to serving the community and providing the highest quality care and services.
“I am particularly pleased to be joining Cooley Dickinson as its affiliation with Mass General continues to take shape, and I look forward to helping advance the delivery of services to patients through population health and a broad range of collaborative programs. Finally, I am excited about relocating to Northampton and being part of such a vibrant community.”
Previously, Marqusee held the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer at Hallmark Health System, located north of Boston. At Hallmark Health, Marqusee was responsible for overall operations of the community-based health system, which is comprised of acute care hospitals Lawrence Memorial of Medford and Melrose- Wakefield of Melrose, with more than 300 beds, as well as several ambulatory care centers, a home health agency, and a school of nursing. She has led significant improvements in clinical quality and safety, financial stability, service excellence, and employee, physician,
and patient satisfaction.
Healthcare Experience, Quality Focus
Peter L. Slavin, MD, president of Massachusetts General Hospital, called Marqusee a team player who understands health care from various important perspectives. “Joanne has worked at community hospitals and academic medical centers and has seen firsthand the value of being part of a health care network,” he said.
“Insightful and smart, she brings strong leadership skills into this new role.”
Cooley Dickinson Health Care Board Chair Matthew Pitoniak also expressed his strong support of Marqusee. “Joanne has a passion for quality and safety and a track record of making both better in other systems. She achieves this through her approach to engaging staff and providers at all levels to constantly improve care.”
Before joining Hallmark Health, Marqusee was senior vice president, operations, at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She earned a bachelor’s degree in linguistics at Cornell University and a master of public policy degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Marqusee succeeded President and CEO Craig Melin, who retired from Cooley Dickinson Jan. 31.