North Country Healthcare names Thomas Mee, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Mee is the new chief executive officer of North Country Healthcare, the parent organization of Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, as well as three other critical access hospitals and one home health agency in Northern New Hampshire. (COURTESY PHOTO)

LITTLETON — The Board of Trustees of North Country Healthcare has chosen Thomas Mee, RN, BSN, MBA, as its new chief executive officer.

Mee comes to NCH with more than 30 years of experience in health care administration. He earned his bachelor of science in nursing in 1985 from Madonna University in Livonia, Mich., and his master of business administration in finance in 1990 from Wayne State University in Detroit.

Most recently, Mee served as president and chief executive officer of McLaren Greater Lansing in Flint, Mich., a branch of McLaren Health Care, mid-Michigan’s largest health-care system. During his tenure, he was recognized as “Healthcare Leader of the Year in 2017” by the Michigan Hospital Association. Mee also held the positions of chief operating officer, vice president of operations, and chief nursing officer at McLaren.

Prior to joining McLaren in 2008, Mee served as the vice president of physician services at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oaks, Mich. He has also served as an adjunct instructor at both Michigan State University and Oakland University.

Mee’s family includes his wife, Karen, of 31 years; his 27-year-old daughter, Samantha; and his 24-year-old son, Stephen. He is additionally blessed with a 2-year-old grandson named Hayden.

“The NCH Board of Trustees is excited to welcome Mee to our organization,” said NCH Board Chair Jim Hamblin. “We are confident that Mr. Mee’s experience managing a fully integrated health-care network will play a critical role in improving the health of residents of and visitors to the North Country.”

“I would like to thank Jim and the entire NCH Board of Trustees for this opportunity,” said Mee. “North Country Healthcare and its five affiliate organizations are doing tremendous work in creatively and efficiently providing high quality health care to the region. I look forward to joining the team and continuing NCH’s mission of assuring consistent, high quality, accessible and integrated health care across the communities served.”

North Country Healthcare is the parent organization of four critical access hospitals and one home health agency in Northern New Hampshire. The member organizations include Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, Littleton Regional Healthcare in Littleton, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, and North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency in Littleton. North Country Healthcare is comprised of 1,400 workforce members and is the largest employer in the North Country.

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