About Us

Southern New Hampshire Health, includes:

  • Southern New Hampshire Medical Centera 188-bed acute care facility located in the heart of downtown Nashua, has a medical staff of over 500 primary and specialty care providers from Foundation Medical Partners, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua, and local independent practices. 

  • Foundation Medical Partners, a multi-specialty provider group, including more than 300  providers in primary, specialty and immediate care serving thousands of patients in more than 70 practices across southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.

  • Immediate Care, offering walk-in care 7 days a week at 7 locations.

We’re dedicated to improving your health and wellbeing with innovative programs and preventive health resources.

A Member of SolutionHealth
SolutionHealth is a regional healthcare organization that represents a combination of Southern New Hampshire Health and Elliot Health System. The founding vision of SolutionHealth is to provide highly-coordinated, community-based regional healthcare through collaborative planning to increase access, quality, value and community benefit for residents of southern NH. Learn more.

A Partner with Boston’s Top Teaching Hospital
We are Massachusetts General Hospital’s first clinical affiliate in the region. This affiliation gives you easy access to world-class treatment, with joint programs in stroke, cancer, trauma, vascular surgery and pediatric specialties.
 
Leaders in Care Delivery
Through Foundation Medical Partners, we’re redesigning primary care.  Patients in our primary care practices are part of a patient centered medical home (PCMH), a new model for care delivery. Team-based and tightly coordinated, medical homes can improve care at lower costs. Learn more about PCMH.

 

Our Mission and Vision

Mission

Southern New Hampshire Health is dedicated to providing exceptional care that improves the health and well-being of individuals and the communities we serve. 

 
Vision

Southern New Hampshire Health is a provider of choice, delivering convenient access to high value, quality care in an environment that embraces dignity, compassion and service to the people of our community.

 
Our Beliefs

A higher level of care means we believe in treating you the way we would like to be treated.
 
It starts with empathy — listening to how you feel and working to understand your needs.
 
It continues with respect — spending quality time to explain care and services in a way that everyone can understand.
 
Communication is important — we work as a team to keep everyone, including you and your family, informed about your care.
 
Relationships are built on trust — something that is yours to give, and ours to earn, in everything we do.
 
Our dedication to a higher level of care is more than words. It takes expertise, knowledge and commitment. We work every day to deliver the best possible care, tailored to your needs, with support and understanding.
 

Senior Leadership

Executive Team

Michael S. Rose, President and Chief Executive Officer 
Mr. Rose joined the organization in 2007 as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Prior to joining Southern New Hampshire Health, he served in various operational and finance roles at VCU Health System in Virginia and Cooper Health System in New Jersey. Mike is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for Tufts Health Freedom Plan, Granite Health and Rivier University. Mr. Rose holds a BS in Accounting from Longwood University and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Robert Dorf, DO, President, Foundation Medical Partners 
Dr. Dorf joined Foundation Medical Partners in 2004 as a Family Practice physician. He served as Quality Director from 2005-2007 before moving on to Chief Medical Officer in 2008. In 2019, Dr. Dorf was appointed the President of Foundation Medical Partners.  Dr. Dorf graduated from the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, and completed a residency at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson, NJ and is a Fellow to the American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP).

Kathryn E. Skouteris, Esq., Senior Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel
Ms. Skouteris joined the organization in 2016 as its General Counsel and held several other leadership positions prior to her appointment to Chief Administrative Officer in 2019.  She began her legal career practicing law in Boston before transitioning to public service, where she served as General Counsel then as Assistant Commissioner for the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration. She earned a BA from the University of New Hampshire and a JD from Suffolk Law School. She is admitted to practice in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Paul L. Trainor, Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer 
Mr. Trainor joined the organization in 2007.  He has held various finance positions with Optima Health, Elliot Hospital and Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH. He has a BS degree in accounting from Bentley College and a Master of Health Care Management from New England College. 

Mark Santos, R.Ph., MBA, CMPE, Senior Vice President/Business Development and Chief Operating Officer, Foundation Medical Partners 
Mr. Santos joined Foundation Medical Partners in 2007 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2016. In 2019, he assume the additional role of SVP/Business Development for the Health System in addition to his duties for Foundation Medical Partners.  His prior positions were with Harvard Pilgrim Care and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Mr. Santos is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy with a BS in Pharmacy and he completed an MBA degree at Rivier College.


Senior Management Team

Elizabeth Armstrong, Vice President, Surgical and Acute Care Services
Ms. Armstrong was first employed by Foundation Medical Partners in 1995 as a Director of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties. She left the organization in 2000 and returned in 2005 to manage several physician practices, including certain practices that have a clinical affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2014, Ms. Armstrong assumed the additional position of Associate VP of Surgical Services and in 2019 she was promoted to her current position. She is a graduate of University of Maine and earned an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. 

Rebecca Cooper-Piela, Chief Quality Officer
Ms. Cooper-Piela MS, APRN-BC joined Foundation Medical Partners in 1995 as a primary care provider. She is a board certified adult nurse practitioner. She became involved in medical leadership when she joined the Board of Governor’s; serving from 1997 to 2003 and again in 2007 through 2009. Ms. Cooper-Piela began her work with quality assurance when she joined the Foundation Quality Assurance Committee in 2005. In 2015 Ms. Cooper-Piela took on the role of Medical Director for the Quality Assurance, Department of Foundation Medical Partners. In December of 2019 she was promoted to the role of Chief Quality Officer for Southern New Hampshire Health. She graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 1991 and Master’s in Nursing in 1994.

Scott Cote, Vice President of Facilities and Emergency Management
Mr. Cote joined the organization in 1999 as Director of Property Management, eventually assuming his current position. He is responsible for facility planning, operations, construction management and emergency management for Southern New Hampshire Health. Mr. Cote previously held positions as Director of Facility Operations for Dartmouth Hitchcock, the Nashua School District, and Merrimack College. He is a graduate of North Shore Technical School where he majored in construction theory and management. Mr. Cote attended New England Institute, majoring in mechanical engineering. He holds an unrestricted construction superintendent license and is a certified health care Emergency Professional.  

Sidi Cuko, Vice President, Clinical and Support Services
Mr. Cuko began his healthcare career in Boston and first joined the organization in 2008. He assumed the position of Associate VP, Operations, in 2017 and was promoted to his current position in 2019.  . Mr. Cuko holds a BA from the University of New Hampshire and MBA from Plymouth State University. He is board certified in health care management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and was named a recipient of the ’40 under 40’ Award by the Nashua Telegraph in 2019 recognizing his contributions to drive change and business growth.

Michael J DeLeo, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Foundation Medical Partners 
Dr. DeLeo is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist with subspecialty fellowship training in Breast and Oncologic Imaging. He received his B.A. from Middlebury College and his M.D. as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Following his internship in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. DeLeo completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology and Fellowship in Breast and Oncologic Imaging at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Chief Resident and completed a residency track in Healthcare Leadership and Quality. Since joining Southern New Hampshire Health in 2015, Dr. DeLeo has served on the Board of Governors of Foundation Medical Partners as the Radiology Division Chair, and Medical Executive Committee of SNHMC as the Radiology Department Chair. He is the Radiation Safety Officer for the Health System and Medical Director for the diNicola Breast Health Center and the SNHHS Cancer Program. Dr. DeLeo also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the New Hampshire state chapter of the American College of Radiology. He is a Certified Physician Executive through the American Association for Physician Leadership and is completing his Master's in Business Administration with a Focus in Medical Management at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts.

Cheryl Gagne, DNP, MBA, RN, CNE-BC, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer 
Ms. Gagne joined the organization in 2000 first as Director of Nursing, then as Associate VP of Nursing until 2016 when she was promoted into her current role. Prior to her employment with the Medical Center, she held nursing management positions with several organizations, including Boston Medical Center, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Ms. Gagne is a graduate of Northeastern University with a BS in Nursing, and has earned an MBA in Health Care Administration from Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of New Hampshire in 2015.

Joseph Leahy, DO, Associate Vice President of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Emergency Department  
Dr. Leahy joined Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in December 1997 as a staff emergency medicine physician and held several leadership positions prior to his appointment as Associate Vice President of Emergency Medicine. He has served as the Chief of the Medical Staff and Penultimate Past President of the NH Osteopathic Association. In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Leahy continues to treat patients in the Emergency Department. Dr. Leahy graduated from the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME, and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Union Hospital in Union, NJ.

Timothy Scherer, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Dr. Scherer, a board-certified gastroenterologist, joined SNHH in 2018 as the Chief Medical Officer.  He received his B.S from the State University of New York, Binghamton, and his M.D. from The State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon NH, and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA. Dr. Scherer has served on Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of the Surgery Center of Greater Nashua.

Suzanne Tammaro, Vice President of Marketing
Prior to joining the organization in 2014, Ms. Tammaro was Vice President and Senior Healthcare Strategist at KHJ Integrated (Boston).  She has held senior level marketing and communication positions with Caritas Christi Health Care (Boston) and Brockton Hospital.  Ms. Tammaro has extensive experience as a consultant to health care systems and provider organizations. She is a graduate of Boston University. 

Andrew Watt, MD, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Dr. Watt came to Southern New Hampshire Health System from Johns Hopkins Hospital where he completed his clinical training and was a member of their IT team. He has worked in a variety of technical and leadership positions. He worked for Meditech, Medical Information Systems, where he did software design, development, and implementation. Dr. Watt’s main responsibility is to provide operational and strategic leadership for all the information technology and systems used at Southern New Hampshire Health. In addition, Dr. Watt maintains his clinical practice as an attending physician in the Emergency Department. 

Jacqueline Ferro-Woolley, Vice President of Human Resources 
Before joining Southern New Hampshire Health in February 2016, Mrs. Woolley served as Vice President of Human Resources, for St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, New Hampshire. She holds a BS in Public Administration with a concentration in Management from Bentley College and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University, as well as SHPR; SHRM-SCP; and CCP certifications.