NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SolutionHealth announced today that its Board of Trustees has named Sherry Hausmann as President and Chief Executive Officer. Hausmann comes to SolutionHealth from Via Christi Health in Wichita, Kansas, where she served as Regional Hospital President since July 2014.
“With the formation of SolutionHealth now official, we are thrilled that Sherry Hausmann has agreed to lead our new organization at this exciting time,” said Dianne Mercier, Chair of the SolutionHealth Board of Trustees. “During her impressive career, Sherry has distinguished herself as a bold, innovative leader involved in all aspects of ensuring a vibrant, well-run regional health care system. Since 2014 at Via Christi, Sherry has had primary responsibility for 8 wholly owned hospitals, 3 partially owned hospitals and one managed hospital relationship along with the associated ambulatory networks and educational programs in three geographically dispersed markets. This diverse background and demonstrated strong leadership at the highest level gives us great confidence that Sherry is the ideal leader to bring us together and introduce SolutionHealth to the region.”
“After conducting a national search for this position and meeting with a number of high quality candidates, our Board has no doubt that Sherry Hausmann is the right leader at the right time for SolutionHealth, said Dr. Praveen Suchdev, Vice Chair of the SolutionHealth Board of Trustees. “As we know, the healthcare landscape is dynamic and undergoing great change. The need for strong and experienced leadership is paramount to achieving our goals. Sherry’s thirty years as a leader in the healthcare industry, starting as a clinical practitioner in Carbondale, Illinois, have been marked by excellence and positive results. Sherry’s personal leadership skills make her ideally suited to inspire and energize our organization from its inception.
“I am deeply honored at the opportunity to serve as the new President and CEO of SolutionHealth,” said Sherry Hausmann. “I was impressed at the thoroughness of the interview process, and at the level of planning that has gone into making SolutionHealth a reality. The name “SolutionHealth” recognizes the challenges and opportunities in creating a regional, New Hampshire-based solution for the unique and complex challenges facing healthcare providers here. My commitment, working with our excellent Board of Trustees, senior leadership teams, doctors and employees, is to collaboratively develop SolutionHealth into a highly-coordinated community based regional health care network that will enhance access to affordable care while ensuring quality of care delivered throughout southern New Hampshire. My family and I are excited about this new opportunity, and we look forward to moving to New Hampshire very soon and becoming active members of the community here.”
About Sherry Hausmann
With the final closing that formally establishes SolutionHealth as a newly formed integrated health system, Solution Health’s Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Sherry Hausmann as the system’s inaugural President and CEO.
Sherry will be joining SolutionHealth in July after serving as Regional Hospital President for Via Christi Health, the largest integrated health delivery system in Kansas and a member of Ascension Health. During her tenure at Via Christi, Sherry provided executive leadership and oversight of multiple hospitals and associated outpatient networks.
Prior to Via Christi, Sherry spent more than 12 years at SSM Healthcare, based in St. Louis, MO, advancing through a series of leadership and executive roles that culminated in her being appointed President of St. Clare Health Center, the first new hospital to open in St. Louis County in more than 30 years, with 945 staff physicians and 1,000 employees. She had previously served as president of SSM St. Joseph of Kirkwood and Chief Operating Officer of SSM DePaul Health Center. Prior to SSM, she worked in various roles in for-profit ambulatory care.
A native of southern Illinois, Sherry began her career as a clinical practitioner, having received her BS in Nursing from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She received her MBA from Maryville University in St. Louis.
Throughout her career, Sherry has served on the boards of numerous professional and community-based organizations, including the Chambers of Commerce in multiple communities, Maryville University School of Health Professions Advisory Board, Missouri Hospital Association Work Force Planning Task Force, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville School of Nursing Alumnae Board, Fenton Mayor’s Charitable Association Board, Greater Wichita Economic Development Council Steering Team, Kansas Hospital Association Policy and Advocacy Committee, American Heart Association Board, Central Plains Health Care Partnership Board, and 4-Wichita Board. She was also named by the St. Louis Business Journal “Most Influential Business Women in St. Louis.”
Sherry and her husband, Steve, a golf professional, have five adult daughters. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling, golf, spending time with friends, and keeping up with family.
SolutionHealth is a highly coordinated community based regional health care network founded by Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health. Its purpose is to better serve the healthcare needs and interests in the specific communities served by Elliot and SNHH respectively, and southern New Hampshire as a region by improving and increasing access, quality, value and community benefits, while maintaining the affordability of healthcare. The governance of SolutionHealth is through a new Board of Trustees, with five members each named from Elliot and SNHH respectively, with Sherry Hausmann now serving as the eleventh trustee in her role as President and CEO. The other SolutionHealth Trustees, alphabetically, are:
- Mr. Howard Brodsky
- Mr. John Hession
- Dr. Lawrence Hoepp
- Hon. Clifford Kinghorn
- Dr. Stephen Loosigian
- Ms. Dianne Mercier, Chair
- Martha O’Neill, Esq.
- Mr. James Steiner
- Dr. Praveen K. Suchdev, Vice Chair
- Timothy Sullivan, Esq.