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


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


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 for Southern New Hampshire Health
Mr. Rose joined the organization in 2007 as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to his current position in 2016. Prior to joining Southern New Hampshire Health, he was Staff/Senior Auditor with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Auditor of Public Accounts and then Vice President of Finance and Operations for Cooper Health System in New Jersey. Mr. Rose holds a BS in Accounting from Longwood University and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University.  

Robert Dorf, DO, President for Foundation Medical Partners 
Dr. Dorf joined Foundation Medical Partners in 2004 as a Family Practice physician. He became very active as a medical leader and in 2008 his role expanded to Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Dorf was promoted to President for Foundation Medical Partners in 2019. 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.

Mark Santos, R.Ph., MBA, CMPE, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Foundation Medical Partners 
Mr. Santos joined Foundation Medical Partners in 2007 and was promoted to his current position in 2011. 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. He is Board Certified with the American College of Medical Practice Executives. 

Senior Management Team

Elizabeth Armstrong, Vice President of Operations
Ms. Armstrong first joined the organization in 1995 as a Director of physician practice operations for Foundation Medical Partners. In 2000, she left the organization to work in the high-tech sector. She returned to the Health System in 2005 as an Associate Vice President of physician practice operations for several specialties, including specialties that are part of the organization’s clinical affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2013, Ms. Armstrong assumed the additional position of Associate Vice President of Surgical Services at the Medical Center and was promoted to her current role as Vice President of Operations in 2017. In addition to her role with the Health System, she serves as the Executive Director for The Surgery Center of Greater Nashua, a shared venture between SNHMC and Dartmouth Hitchcock. Ms. Armstrong has a BA from the University of Maine and completed an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.

Scott Cote, Vice President of Facilities and Emergency Management for Southern New Hampshire Health
Mr. Cote joined the organization in 1999 as Director of Property Management. 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, FACHE, Vice President of Clinical Support Services and Supply Chain
Mr. Cuko joined the organization in 2008 and assumed his current position in 2019. He holds a BA from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from Plymouth State University. Mr. Cuko is board certified in health care management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Cheryl Gagne, DNP, MBA, RN, CNE-BC, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer for Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Dr. Gagne joined the organization in 2000 first as Director of Nursing. 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. Dr. 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. She was promoted to her current role in 2016.

Joseph Leahy, DO, Associate Vice President of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Emergency Department for Southern New Hampshire Medical Center 
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. He is currently Vice 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 the Medical Center in 2018 from Dartmouth Hitchcock-Nashua. Dr. Scherer has more than 15 years of patient care and medical leadership experience in the greater Nashua community. In addition to his clinical practice in general gastroenterology, hepatology and advanced endoscopy and administrative leadership role as Medical Director for Dartmouth Hitchcock-Nashua, Dr. Scherer also served on Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of The Surgery Center of Greater Nashua among many other roles. Dr. Scherer graduated from State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn and completed a residency Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He also completed a fellowship at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA.

Kathryn E. Skouteris, Esq., Vice President of Legal & Regulatory Affairs/General Counsel
Ms. Skouteris joined the organization in 2016 after first practicing law in Boston then transitioning to public service, where she served as General Counsel then as Assistant Commissioner for the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration. She holds a BA from the University of New Hampshire and a JD from Suffolk Law School.

Suzanne Tammaro, Vice President of Marketing for Southern New Hampshire Health
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. 

Paul L. Trainor, Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer for Southern New Hampshire Health
Mr. Trainor joined the organization in 2007 and assumed his current position in 2016. 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. 

Andrew Watt, MD, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief (Medical) Information Officer for Southern New Hampshire Health
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 for Southern New Hampshire Health
Before joining Southern New Hampshire Health in February 2016, Mrs. Woolley served as Vice President, 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