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BALTIMORE: Chessare named president/CEO of GBMC HealthCare

Greater Baltimore Medical Center, May 24, 2010
John B. Chessare, MD, has been named president/CEO of GBMC HealthCare, effective June 14, 2010. He succeeds John R. Saunders, Jr., MD, who was interim president/CEO following the resignation of Laurence M. Merlis in January. Chessare served as president of Caritas Christi Health Care System's Caritas Norwood Hospital, a 264-bed hospital located just outside of Boston, MA, from September 2005 through October 2008. Most recently, Chessare has been a consultant specializing in patient flow and patient satisfaction while reducing costs. Additionally, he served as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Institute for Healthcare Optimization.