By Lohr McKinstry, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Jul. 28–TICONDEROGA — The community can meet and talk with new Inter-Lakes Health Chief Executive Officer Roger Masse at a welcoming reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.
Masse, whose first day on the job will be July 28, will be greeting guests after delivering introductory remarks at 3:30 p.m.
“I am looking forward to starting work and to meeting as many members of the Ticonderoga community as possible,” Masse said in a release.
“Inter-Lakes has been an integral part of Ticonderoga for 100 years now, and I believe the hospital CEO should be one of the most accessible and involved people in the community.”
Masse comes to Inter-Lakes after five years of leading Clifton-Fine Hospital in Star Lake. He replaces Kevin Haughney, who remains as chief financial officer.
He is chairman of the Northern New York Hospital Association, an offshoot of the Healthcare Association of New York State. The group meets regularly throughout the year to review common agendas and goals of the state’s rural health-care providers.
“Health care is not easy to provide anywhere, but in smaller towns it is even more important,” Masse said.
“That’s the challenge everywhere, and I am looking forward to hearing about the challenges here and working with the staff and the community to rise to those challenges.”
Masse has an master’s of business administration in healthcare management from Boston University,
Masse’s wife, Annice, is a registered nurse at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. They have five children ranging in age from 21 to 29.
The reception will be at the Heritage Commons Residential Healthcare facility on the Inter-Lakes campus off Wicker Street. Light food and soft drinks will be available.
Inter-Lakes includes Moses-Ludington Hospital and Heritage Commons nursing home.
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