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December 1, 2016
Harrington HealthCare Holds Annual Meeting; Elects Officers

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA – The annual meetings of the Harrington HealthCare System and Harrington Memorial Hospital were held on October 25, 2016 and included the election of new members, directors and officers for 2016-2017.

New Members elected include Randall Becker, Timothy Bent, Honorable Timothy Bibaud, Michael Engel, Roxana Gomez-Vargas, Glenn Juchno, Pamela Leduc, Kevin Smith, Nataley Stanley, DMD and Steve Thebodo.

Deborah J. Boyd, of Fiskdale, and Randall Becker, of Webster, were elected to the Board of Directors.

Newly-elected officers to one-year terms include A. Jay Detarando, Chair; Mark Palmerino, Vice Chair; Edward H. Moore, President; Randall Becker, Secretary and Thomas J. Sullivan, Treasurer.

bodFrom left:  Jay Detarando, Chair, Harrington HealthCare System, James Waddick, Past Chair, Harrington HealthCare System, Deborah J. Boyd, Director, Harrington HealthCare System, Randall Becker, Director and Secretary, Harrington HealthCare System.

Members heard reports from the Finance Committee, the Investment Committee, the President of the Medical Staff, Francis Powers, M.D.; the President of the Auxiliary, Helen Lenti; Harrington Physician Services; the outgoing chair, James Waddick; the incoming chair, A. Jay Detarando and President and CEO Ed Moore.

Outgoing Chair James Waddick thanked everyone for the opportunity to serve in that capacity. “Harrington has been fortunate to have exceptional people serving as Members and Directors,” he said, “and, to have a visionary President/CEO who has substantially grown our Healthcare System and has assembled and developed an outstanding senior leadership team.”

Newly-elected Chair A. Jay Detarando thanked Members for their nomination and support, then went on to thank Waddick for his three years of service as Chair. “Jim Waddick is not the guy who looks for the spotlight or recognition,” he said, “but I’m going to give it to him anyway, for just a minute.”

“As you know,” he continued, “Jim has served as chairman for the last 3 years and has done it in a way consistent with the selfless approach he has used for many years serving our community, including the United Way, Rotary, the Chamber, and a local financial institution, as well as the Hospital to highlight just a few. He is always prepared and well-read and has always put the Hospital and the community before himself or any self-interest. He is a strong leader with tremendous business and life experience and it’s been rewarding serving under him. I would like to thank Jim for all that he has done for the Hospital, the community and for me personally.”