Harrington’s Senior Leadership Team, composed of senior executives in the Harrington HealthCare System, meets bi-weekly with President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Moore to set policy, make executive decisions, and develop short-term and long-term strategy for the organization.
- Edward Moore, President and CEO
- Kathy Anestis, Vice President, Ancillary Services
- Don Brechner, Vice President, Behavioral Health
- Christopher Canniff, Executive Director, Human Resources
- Kathleen Davis, Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety
- Thomas Hijeck, Vice President, Nursing Services
- Harold Lemieux, Chief Information Officer
- Kristin Morales, Executive Director, Harrington Physician Services
- Arthur Russo, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer
- Thomas Sullivan, Vice President, Fiscal Services and Chief Financial Officer
- Thomas Trask, Executive Director, Physician Services
- Pamela Zouranjian-Connor, Executive Director, Satellite Operations
Edward Moore, President and CEO
As President and CEO of Harrington Hospital, Ed Moore is responsible for the overall operation and expansion of both the hospital and the entire Harrington HealthCare system. He has led the effort to bring the hospital’s offerings to the community, through the opening of medical office buildings and other satellite facilities, and presided over the development of Harrington HealthCare at Webster, a comprehensive outpatient facility on the site of the former Hubbard Regional Hospital in Webster, as well as The Cancer Center at Harrington, a freestanding center on the Southbridge campus that offers state-of-the-art treatment for oncology and hematology diseases.
Quality and patient satisfaction are priorities for Moore, under whose leadership the emergency care scores have ranked in the 90th percentile or higher for all of 2014, outpatient services have reached 88th to 90th percentile for several quarters, and, most recently, inpatient units reached the 99th percentile.
Moore, in conjunction with the Board of Directors and the Senior Leadership Team, helps develop and implement the strategic direction of the Harrington HealthCare System, and is responsible for its overall financial health.
He has more than 30 years of experience in health care management. Moore came to Harrington in July 2007 from MetroWest Medical Center, where he was Chief Operating Officer as well as the Administrator for the center’s Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, Mass. Prior to that, he held executive positions at Eastern Connecticut Health Network in Manchester, Conn.; VHA Northeast in Braintree, Mass.; Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass.; Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, R.I.; and Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass.
Moore received an MBA in Hospital Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Management, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Kathy Anestis, Vice President, Ancillary Services
As Vice President of Ancillary Services, Kathy is responsible for Laboratory, Radiology, Cardiology, Respiratory, and Cardiac Rehabilitation at all Harrington HealthCare locations.
Having experience in both not for profit and for profit hospital organizations she came to Harrington Hospital from MetroWest Medical Center where she worked for more than 30 years years in the Clinical Laboratories, most recently as the Administrative Director of Laboratory Services — a position she also held at Harrington. She has been active in the Clinical Laboratory Management Association and American Society of Clinical Chemists.
Anestis has a Bachelors of Science degree in Medical Technology from Framingham State College in conjunction with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Jamaica Plain. She also holds a graduate certificate in Landscape Design from Radcliffe College in Cambridge.
Don Brechner, Vice President, Behavioral Health
Don Brechner graduated from State University of New York in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He also received a Masters in Business Administration from John F. Kennedy University in 1990, and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in 1998.
Brechner has more than 30 years’ experience working in healthcare administration and has been employed with Harrington since 2006.
His most recent experience includes Senior Vice President of Finance & Operations at Continuum Health Partners in New York City, Chief Operating Officer at Universal Health Services, and Chief Financial Officer at Hartford Hospital (Eastern Rehabilitation Services).
Christopher Canniff, Executive Director of Human Resources
As Executive Director of Human Resources, Christopher Canniff overseas all personnel functions at Harrington HealthCare System, including hiring, benefits, and employee regulations. Canniff first began at Harrington as the Manager of Strategic Planning and Business Development, working with members of Harrington’s senior staff to effect organizational change.
Canniff has both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. He also holds a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School in Albany, N.Y. and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Kathleen Davis, Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety
As Vice President for Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management, Kathleen S. Davis is responsible for all patient safety issues as well as quality and risk management activities throughout Harrington HealthCare System, including interacting with regulatory agencies such as the Department of Public Health and The Joint Commission. She also has oversight for Infection Prevention, Central Sterile and Case Management Departments.
Davis has dedicated much of her healthcare career to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management. She comes to Harrington from Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) in Manchester, Conn., where she was Manager of Quality Improvement. In that role, she was responsible for hospital-wide quality improvement initiatives and peer review activities. She also coordinated efforts by ECHN to prepare for reviews by regulatory agencies such as The Joint Commission and the Department of Public Health.
Before working at ECHN, Davis assisted in the redesign of an organization-wide Quality Improvement Program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Conn. She also managed key quality initiatives at Aultman Hospital, helping to ensure regulatory compliance for the Canton, Ohio-based tertiary care center. Among her responsibilities were coordinating The Maryland Indicator Measurement System and the Ohio Peer Review System projects as well as providing physician and staff education on quality improvement processes. Davis holds a Masters of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio and also a Lean Certificates from VHA and GBMP.
Thomas Hijeck, Vice President, Patient Care Services
Tom Hijeck is responsible for the nursing care provided to patients at all Harrington HealthCare facilities, as well as for multiple ancillary departments that also deliver patient care.
Hijeck’s career in healthcare has spanned more than 35 years and included positions as a staff nurse, educator, clinical specialist, Chief Nursing Officer, and Administrator.
He obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nursing from the University of Rochester and completed the fellowship program at Johnson & Johnson — Wharton Program for Nurse Executives at the Wharton Business School. Hijeck has been published in Nursing Clinics of North America, Nursing Administration Quarterly, and has penned a chapter in a critical care textbook.
Before becoming VP of Patient Care Services for Harrington, he held positions at Strong Memorial Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, and MetroWest Medical Center.
Harold Lemieux, Chief Information Officer
As Chief Information Officer, Lemieux is responsible for all Information Technology systems, including telecommunications and biomedical engineering, throughout Harrington HealthCare System.
Lemieux previously served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Morton Hospital in Taunton, Mass., where he was responsible for developing an integrated and progressive Information Technology infrastructure. Before Morton, Lemieux provided end-to-end consulting services to small to mid-size physician practices.
Lemieux has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from the New England Institute of Technology in Warwick, R.I., and is working toward his Master of Business Administration at Bryant University.
Kristin Morales, Executive Director, Harrington Physician Services
As Executive Director, Kristin Morales is responsible for all the executive, administrative and financial operations of Harrington Physician Services, a corporation that employs Harrington Hospital’s primary care and specialty care physicians and their staffs.
Morales has more than 10 years of experience in physician practice management in both private and hospital environments. She has worked as a Regional Manager and EMR Project Manager at ProHealth Physicians in Connecticut; Business Manager for ECHN Health Services in Manchester, Conn., and has held other management positions in primary and specialty care settings. Morales is a member of the Medical Group Management Association.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from St. Joseph College in Connecticut.
Arthur Russo, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer
In his position as Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Harrington, Arthur R. Russo, M.D., is responsible for medical quality and education and regulatory reporting, clinical program planning, medical staff functions and credentialing. Dr. Russo has 35 years of healthcare experience and is a board-certified internist.
Dr. Russo has previously held several physician executive positions including CEO of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and, subsequently, University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Russo has also served on the boards of many hospitals and healthcare organizations.
Thomas Sullivan, Vice President, Fiscal Services and Chief Financial Officer
As Vice President, Fiscal Services and Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Sullivan is responsible for setting financial strategy and overseeing the financial operations of the entire Harrington HealthCare system.
Sullivan has worked in healthcare for more than 35 years, both for regional and national healthcare organizations and for not-for-profit as well as for-profit institutions. He has been Chief Financial Officer in the Caritas HealthCare System, the University of Massachusetts Memorial system and the Tennessee-based Vanguard Health Systems, where he was in charge of financial operations at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. Sullivan began his career as a regulator.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vt., and both a Masters in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from Bentley College in Waltham.
Thomas Trask, Executive Director, Physician Services
As Executive Director of Physician Services, Tom Trask is responsible for physician manpower development planning and implementation for the entire Harrington HealthCare system, including the Southbridge and Webster campuses and the physician offices in the communities Harrington serves. His responsibilities include ensuring that Harrington meets patient needs for primary care and specialty care physicians in the region. Trask is also responsible for assisting physicians in enhancing their professional experience at Harrington and developing their roles and responsibilities as physician leaders.
He has experience in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and has held managerial and administrative positions in human services organizations. Most of Trask’s career has been in home healthcare, hospice and hospital administration.
Trask has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Niagara University in New York and a Master of Public Administration degree from Clark University in Worcester.
Pamela Zouranjian-Connor, Executive Director, Satellite Operations
As Executive Director of Satellite Operations, Pam Zouranjian Connor oversees multiple operations within Harrington, including its major anchor site in Webster, the medical building at 10 N. Main Street, Charlton, and the healthcare system’s entire Rehabilitation Department, including physical therapy, audiology, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.
Zouranjian-Connor is also Chair of the Harrington Patient Experience Steering Committee.
Zouranjian-Connor has more than 20 years experience in the healthcare field, with expansive background in Radiation Oncology. She worked at MetroWest Medical Center for 18 years, with her last position being Director of Outpatient Cancer Services. Most recently, she served as Regional Manager of Operations for Alliance HealthCare Systems, overseeing three radiation oncology facilities.
She received her Associate Degree in Radiation Therapy from Gwynedd-Mercy College in Pennsylvania, and attended Northeastern University in Boston to work toward her Health Management degree. She is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators, the New England Society of Radiation Therapy, and has contributed work in oncology publications.