MANCHESTER, NH – Catholic Medical Center on Tuesday announced Tim Soucy, who is retiring from Manchester Public Health Department, will join the hospital in September as Executive Director of Community Health & Mission.
Soucy has been with the Manchester Department of Public Health for 28 years and retires from the city September 1. He assumes his new role from Paul Mertzic, RN, MS, who is retiring this fall after a distinguished and dedicated career in Manchester health care.
“We are incredibly fortunate to be welcoming Tim to CMC,” said CMC President & CEO Joseph Pepe, MD. “His leadership, knowledge, and passion for this community make him a natural fit for the role. We are grateful for Paul’s unwavering commitment to CMC over the last 20 years and know that the department is in excellent hands with Tim.”
The Department of Community Health & Mission encompasses many of the services that make CMC a strong community partner. Those include Health Care for the Homeless, the Poisson Dental Center, the Pregnancy Care Center, the Medication Assistance Program, the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, and others. In his role, Soucy will also oversee CMC’s annual Community Benefits Report, the Office of Catholic Identity, and the hospital’s involvement in the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).
“It has been an honor to serve the people of Manchester for the past 28 years at the Manchester Health Department and I look forward to continuing to improve the health of our community at CMC,” said Soucy.
CMC’s Department Community Health & Mission supports the hospital’s mission of “offering health, healing and hope to every individual who seeks our care.” The programs that fall under the department increase access to care for individuals who may not otherwise receive medical attention and for those who are under- and uninsured. The department also actively supports CMC’s work in combating the opioid crisis by integrating programs, seeking funding, and identifying new opportunities to reach patients who need help.