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Normand E. Deschene

Chief Executive Officer

Normand E. DescheneNormand E. Deschene serves as Chief Executive Officer of Lowell General Hospital and President and Chief Executive Officer of Circle Health.

Circle Health is a progressive collaboration of physicians, hospitals, other health providers and organizations with a shared vision for empowering people and communities to be healthier. Through innovative programs and a collaborative approach to care management – called Complete connected careSM – Circle Health supports communities with a comprehensive range of services and provides individuals easy access to the expertise and resources to achieve the best possible health throughout their lives. Circle Health is a not-for-profit company and headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts. 

Under his leadership, Lowell General has become the fastest growing hospital in Massachusetts, garnering numerous quality, satisfaction, and financial benchmark honors. In 2010, the hospital earned acceptance into the Magnet Recognition Program®. Further, Lowell General Hospital placed thirteenth among the top 25 large businesses in Massachusetts in the Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work (2012). Lowell General Hospital has been awarded the Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work for three consecutive years (2010-2012) and was also on the Boston Globe 100 Top Place to Work in 2009 and 2010. Hospitals (2008-2010). Lowell General's achievements under Mr. Deschene also include: Cleverley +Associates Top 100 Community Value Provider Award six consecutive years, named one of 2011's and 2012's Most Wired Hospitals in the Nation, the only MA hospital named to Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare (2011and 2012), the Cancer Center earned the "Outstanding Achievement Award" by the Commission on Cancer, the Volunteer Hospital Association's Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence, the American Heart Association's "Get with the Guidelines" Gold award honoring performance achievement for cardiac care (2008-2010) and heart failure (2010), the American College of Cardiology Foundation's Gold Performance Achievement Award, Thomson Top 100 Hospitals Performance Improvement Leader Award and a Moody's A-Rating.

Mr. Deschene holds a master's degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor's degree from Providence College. A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, he served as a past regent for the College for the state of Massachusetts and was named the "Healthcare Executive of the Year" in 2006.

A long-standing member of the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), Mr. Deschene served as the Chair for the 2011-2012 term. He formerly served as Treasurer of the organization.

In addition, Mr. Deschene is an active member of the American Hospital Association, Hospital Financial Management Association and the Healthcare Management Association of Massachusetts. He also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of Voluntary Hospitals of America Northeast. He was appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts to the Goddard Council, advising upon the development of Science,Technology, Engineering and Math curriculum for the Commonwealth, and is a member of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety Expert Panel in Obstetrics.

Locally, he is a trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lowell, a current board member of The Lowell Plan executive committee and the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council, as well as a past board member of the American Textile Museum.Mr. Deschene is also chairman of the University of Massachusetts Lowell College of Health and Environment advisory board.

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