Senior Leadership Team
Deborah Bitsoli, CPA, MBA
Deborah Bitsoli, CPA, MBA, was appointed president of Morton Hospital in December of 2015.
Bitsoli brings more than 25 years of health care experience to Morton Hospital, which includes overseeing hospital operations to improve patient and employee satisfaction and managing multi-specialty physician practices.
Most recently, at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Bitsoli led efforts to expand service lines, improve patient experience, and build strong partnerships with local community leaders. She previously served in senior leadership roles at MetroWest Medical Center, Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.
Bitsoli received her Bachelor of Science from Bentley College and her Master of Business Administration from Babson College.
Donna L. Maher, RN, MPA/MHA
Chief Operating Officer
Donna Maher has been on the leadership team at Morton Hospital for more than 14 years. As the chief operating officer (COO), Maher plays a key role in optimizing patient care by growing service lines, improving patient safety, and overseeing hospital departments and medical partnerships. During her tenure at Morton Hospital, Maher has served as vice president of professional services/patient safety officer and director of performance improvement, prior to her current role as COO.
Prior to joining Morton Hospital, Maher was the director of performance improvement at Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. Her previous experience also includes serving as director of quality management, care management and social services at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Massachusetts, and quality assurance coordinator and registered nurse at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.
Maher earned her Master of Public Administration and Health Care Administration, as well as her bachelor's degree in business administration from Suffolk University in Boston. She also maintains an associate of nursing degree from Laboure College in Boston. She is affiliated with the American College of Healthcare Executives and Women in Healthcare Management, and is a board member of the United Way of Greater Attleboro & Taunton.
Heidi M. Taylor
Chief Financial Officer
Heidi Taylor was named Chief Financial Officer of Morton Hospital in February 2016.
Taylor was most recently employed at Good Samaritan Medical Center, where she served as chief financial officer and vice president of surgical services. She also served as the hospital’s senior director of finance and budget manager from 2006 – 2010. In addition to oversight of Financial Services, her leadership responsibilities included the areas of Health Information Management, Patient Access, Materials Management, Clinical Documentation Improvement and Perioperative Services.
Taylor was previously employed at Morton Hospital and Medical Center as director of support services and budget manager. She was also the treasurer of Morton Federal Credit Union for more than fifteen years.
Taylor attended Stonehill College and is a longstanding member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).
Lisa Coggins, RN, BS, MSHA
Chief Nursing Officer
Lisa Coggins, RN, BS, MSHA, joined Morton Hospital in October of 2015 with more than 25 years of nursing experience within community hospitals and operational experience in clinical and ancillary areas.
Coggins was most recently employed at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire, as the vice president of operations. In this role she was responsible for management of more than 400 staff members in both clinical and operational areas, and was successful in establishing satellite programs that introduced new volume to the hospital.
Prior to her role at Catholic Medical Center, Coggins served four years as director of surgical services with a Massachusetts General Hospital community hospital affiliate. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in nursing at Fitchburg State University and her Master of Science in health care administration at New England College.
She is a member of the Association of Healthcare Executives, Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN), and Association of OR Nurse Management Assembly and Ambulatory Surgery Assembly.
Charles Thayer, MD
Vice President of Medical Affairs
Charles Thayer, MD, assumed the role of vice president of medical affairs (VPMA) at Morton Hospital in October of 2015. As VPMA, Dr. Thayer maintains a strong focus on the areas of clinical quality and patient safety, hospital-physician alignment and engagement, and medical staff affairs.
Dr. Thayer is a long-standing member of the Morton Hospital medical staff, practicing as a general surgeon for more than 30 years.
He received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his general surgery residency at Bellevue/New York Medical Center.
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