MANCHESTER, NH – SolutionHealth, a non-profit regional healthcare system newly formed between Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health, announced May 7 that its Board of Trustees has named Sherry Hausmann as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Hausmann comes to SolutionHealth from Via Christi Health in Wichita, Kansas, where she served as Regional Hospital President since July 2014.
“With the formation of SolutionHealth now official, we are thrilled that Sherry Hausmann has agreed to lead our new organization at this exciting time,” said Dianne Mercier, Chair of the SolutionHealth Board of Trustees. “During her impressive career, Sherry has distinguished herself as a bold, innovative leader involved in all aspects of ensuring a vibrant, well-run regional health care system. At Via Christi, Sherry has had primary responsibility for multiple hospitals, associated ambulatory networks, and educational programs in three geographically dispersed markets. This diverse background and demonstrated strong leadership at the highest level gives us great confidence that Sherry is the ideal leader to bring us together and introduce SolutionHealth to the region.”
During her tenure at Via Christi, Hausmann provided executive leadership and oversight of multiple hospitals and associated outpatient networks, and educational programs. Prior to Via Christi, Hausmann spent more than 12 years at SSM Healthcare, based in St. Louis, MO, advancing through a series of leadership and executive roles that culminated in her being appointed President of St. Clare Health Center, the first new hospital to open in St. Louis County in more than 30 years, with 945 staff physicians and 1,000 employees. She had previously served as president of SSM St. Joseph of Kirkwood and Chief Operating Officer of SSM DePaul Health Center. Prior to SSM, she worked in various roles in for-profit ambulatory care.
“I am deeply honored at the opportunity to serve as the new President and CEO of SolutionHealth,” said Hausmann. “I was impressed at the thoroughness of the interview process, and at the level of planning that has gone into making SolutionHealth a reality. The name ‘SolutionHealth’ recognizes the challenges and opportunities in creating a regional, New Hampshire-based solution for the unique and complex challenges facing healthcare providers here. My commitment, working with our excellent Board of Trustees, senior leadership teams, doctors and employees, is to collaboratively develop SolutionHealth into a highly-coordinated community based regional health care network that will enhance access to affordable care while ensuring quality of care delivered throughout southern New Hampshire. I am looking forward to getting to know the physician groups in both organizations, understand what they are most passionate about and how we can begin to address strategic goals together. My family and I are excited about this new opportunity, and we look forward to moving to New Hampshire very soon and becoming active members of the community here.”