Emerson Hospital announced today that it has promoted Christine Gallery to Senior Vice President, Planning and Chief Strategy Officer, effective immediately. In addition, the Society for Healthcare Market and Strategy Development (SHSMD) of the American Hospital Association named Ms. Gallery 2015 Board President of the organization, which is the country's largest resource for healthcare strategists, marketers and communications professionals.
Previously Vice President of Planning and Market Development at Emerson, in this role, Ms. Gallery is responsible for developing programs that ensure the growth of Emerson's services as well as leading the organization's strategic planning and business development efforts. She oversees the health system's marketing, physician recruitment, community services and health and wellness center.
“Since she came to Emerson nearly twenty years ago, Christine has made an enormous impact in expanding our system's services to positively affect the health and wellness of hundreds of thousands of people in our community,” said Chris Schuster, President and CEO of Emerson. “I am very proud to have Christine on our team to guide Emerson to continued success through innovative strategic programs, affiliations and initiatives as we stay true to our mission of advanced quality, patient-centered care.”
Ms. Gallery has held senior positions at Emerson since 1996. During her tenure, she has been instrumental in establishing clinical affiliations and expanding Emerson's services with leading healthcare organizations including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.
As Board President of SHSMD, Ms. Gallery is responsible for leading the organization's growth and expanding its programs to serve strategic marketing professionals at healthcare organizations around the country.
"We are extremely fortunate to have Christine as the 2015 Board President," said Diane Weber, RN, Executive Director, SHSMD. "Her ability to forge strong and effective relationships with healthcare industry leaders and organizations will serve our members well as we create valued programs to support professionals in the ever-evolving healthcare industry."
A long-time resident of Canton, Massachusetts, Ms. Gallery received a bachelor of arts in political science from the College of the Holy Cross and a J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University Law School. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. In 2012 The New England Society for Healthcare Strategy named her Strategist of the Year.
Commenting on her appointments, Ms. Gallery said, "I am thrilled to take on these new responsibilities and drive the healthcare industry forward to make a positive difference in many people's lives. I'm looking forward to working with the Emerson community and other leaders in the healthcare industry to create new programs and opportunities for healthcare professionals and the patients they serve."
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Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.