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Northwestern Medical Center Board of Directors Launches Search for Hospital’s Next Chief Executive Officer

CEO Jill Berry Bowen, RN announces plan to transition in April 2020

The Northwestern Medical Center Board of Directors today announced Hospital Chief Executive Officer Jill Berry Bowen, RN plans to transition from her role in 2020 to explore opportunities for the next phase of her career. The Board will launch a national search for the hospital’s next CEO.

“Jill has led NMC through a time of tremendous change and growth, helping position the hospital for a new era of healthcare focused on wellness and prevention, outpatient services and population health,” said Janet McCarthy, President of the Board. “The Board is grateful for Jill’s vision and remarkable leadership and appreciates her continued support as we look to identify her successor.”

Bowen, a registered nurse and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), joined Northwestern Medical Center as CEO in December 2009. During her tenure, Bowen drove efforts to upgrade the hospital to better align with the healthcare industry’s increased focus on population health and value-based care. Among her accomplishments are the recruitment of many new primary care and specialist physicians, transitioning the hospital to all private rooms, centralizing outpatient services at the front of the facility, and developing plans for a $7.6 million emergency department renovation designed to improve care access and patient safety.

“It has truly been an honor to work with the NMC board, leadership team, medical staff and incredibly talented team for the past 10 years. I am proud of what we’ve accomplished together and will be staying in Vermont and cheering on Northwestern Medical Center and our communities in the years ahead,” Bowen said.

Northwestern Medical Center’s longtime management partner, Quorum Health Resources, will work with the hospital board to conduct the national search for Bowen’s replacement. Bowen has agreed to remain in her role until through April 2020 to assist with the leadership transition.