Committees & Members

Committies and Members
Committees & Members

Audit Committee

Chair:

  • Thomas S. Bates, CPA, Treasurer, Chair

Members:

  • Cassie Clark, CPA
  • Jaime Conley, CPA
  • Steve Kim, CPA
  • Richard Scheinblum, EVP – Administration & CFO
  • Jamie Trowbridge

 

Board Governance and Development

Chair: 

  • Michael Shea, Chair

Members:

  • James Callahan, Esq., Vice Chair
  • Shawn Harrington, MD, President, Medical Staff
  • Cynthia K. McGuire, FACHE, CEO & President
  • Patricia Shuster, Trustee
  • Marcia Ober, Trustee

Ethics Committee

MCH Ethics Committee

What is the Ethics Committee?

The MCH Healthcare Ethics Committee provides support and help to the MCH community among those seeking to resolve uncertainty or conflict regarding valueladen or ethical concerns that emerge in the delivery of healthcare. The committee also serves to educate the staff on issues related to healthcare ethics and is involved in the development of policies with regards to patient care.

Why make a request?

If the staff, the healthcare team, the patient, and the patient’s family have unresolved or ethically challenging questions, have ethical issues that they feel are not being addressed, then a call to the ethics committee is appropriate. Discussions with the committee can be helpful and reassuring to the concerned parties especially when difficult choices must be made.

When can one make a request?

You can make a request when you think that the service will be of help. Sometimes, an answer to a question is all you need.

Who can make a request?

Patients, surrogates, family members, health care providers and any employee of the hospital can make a request. If the healthcare team, the patient, or the patient’s family has an unresolved ethical question or concern, then the ethics committee may be consulted.

What are some examples that one may need help in decision making?

  • Do not resuscitate orders
  • Initiation/continuation/withdrawal of life support; nutrition and hydration
  • Conflict between religious values and treatment plans
  • Who has the right to make decisions?
  • Conflict between family members about treatment plan
  • Questions about advance directives
  • Moral distress about ethical issues
  • Palliative care issues
  • Other ethical issues

What happens when a request is made?

All consultations are treated in a confidential manner. Once a request is made, the ethics consultant will gather basic information from the requestor and other parties involved in the case, which may include the patient’s physicians, nursing staff, family members, social workers, clergy, as deemed appropriate. The patient’s medical treatment and options, as well as the concerns and feelings of involved parties are then reviewed. The consultant, and other members of the ethics committee, will meet with concerned parties where options are reviewed. The ethics committee is advisory only. Final decisions are made by the patient, the family and the health care team.

Who are the members of the ethics committee?

The committee is composed of individuals from different health care disciplines such as physicians, clergy, nurses, social workers and administrative staff. The community is also represented by community members.

How to access the ethics committee?

Call: 603-924-1710

There is a toll-free line that one can access 24 hours a day. We will typically respond within 24 hours. During weekends and holidays, we will respond on the next business day.

Since the committee is staffed by volunteers, we may not be able to offer consults on an emergency basis.

Chair: 

  • Adele de Vera, MD, FAAP, MBE  Chair
  • Rev. Daniel Osgood, Co-Chair

Members:

  • Amanda Pallan
  • Cynthia K. McGuire, FACHE, CEO & President
  • Denise Plano, Dir., Org. Performance / Compliance Officer
  • Donna Infante
  • John Osgood Willis
  • Manzall Mitchell
  • Michael Lindberg, MD, CMO
  • Patricia K. Lovering
  • Rheanon Valcourt
  • Suzanne M. Schoel, MD
  • Todd Hudson

 

Executive Committee

Chair: 

  • Michael Shea, Chair

Members:

  • Thomas Bates, CPA, Treasurer
  • James Callahan, Esq., Vice Chair
  • Paul Faber, Trustee
  • Shawn Harrington, MD, President, Medical Staff
  • Leslie Lewis, Trustee
  • Cynthia K. McGuire, FACHE, CEO & President
  • Patricia Shuster, Trustee

Finance Committee

Chair:

  • Thomas S. Bates, CPA, Chair and Treasurer

Members:

  • Peter Cerroni, DMD, Trustee
  • Paul Faber, Trustee
  • William H. James, Jr., Trustee
  • Gregory Kriebel, M.D., Trustee
  • Cynthia K. McGuire, FACHE, President and CEO
  • Marcia Ober, Board Chair
  • Richard Scheinblum, CFO
  • Michael Shea, Board Chair

Investment Management Committee

Chair:

  • Richard Nichols, Chair

Members:

  • Paul Faber, Trustee
  • Steve Kim
  • John Petrou
  • Chuck Seigel, MD
  • Cynthia K. McGuire, FACHE, President and CEO (Adhoc)
  • Richard Scheinblum, CFO (Adhoc)

Philanthropy Committee

Chair:

  • Robert Edwards, Chair

Members:

  • Cyndy Burgess
  • Karen Clement
  • Gerald M. DeBonis, M.D
  • Robert Edwards
  • Janet Grant
  • David Hedstrom, DDS
  • Marilynne Hedstrom
  • Owen Houghton
  • Marcia Ober
  • Benjamin Pratt
  • Janet Reilly
  • Charles Seigel, MD
  • Audrey White
  • Robert Boyd, Honorary Member
  • Dorothy Peterson, Honorary Member
  • Robert Taft, Honorary Member

Planning Committee

Chair:

  • Michael Shea, Chair

Members:

  • Elizabeth Cooley, MD, Trustee
  • Robert Edwards
  • Shawn Harrington, MD, President, Medical Staff
  • William H. James, Jr., Trustee
  • Greg Kriebel, MD
  • Michael Lindberg, MD, CMO
  • Cynthia K. McGuire, President/CEO
  • Marcia Ober, Trustee
  • Joseph Pepe, MD, Trustee
  • Charles Seigel, MD
  • Patricia Shuster, Trustee

Quality Council Committee

Chair:

  • Leslie Lewis, Trustee

Members:

  • Peter Cerroni, DMD, Trustee
  • Liza Drew, Manager, Occupational Health
  • Carolyn Garretson, Trustee
  • Janet Kennedy, Dir., Practice Operations
  • Travis Kumph, Coordinator, Org. Performance
  • Michael Lindberg, MD, CMO
  • Vicki Loughery, CNO
  • Cynthia K. McGuire, President/CEO
  • Gregory Neilley, MD
  • Marcia Ober, Trustee
  • Daniel Perli, MD, Hospitalist, Medical Director
  • Denise Plano, VP Org. Performance / Compliance Officer
  • Rich Scheinblum, EVP-Administration & CFO