On behalf of the Board of Directors, Judy Ingram, Board President, is pleased to announce the
selection of Carol Murphy, RN, MSHA, FACHE as the new Executive Director for Sacopee Valley
Carol is a Healthcare Executive with a successful 25-year track record as a business leader and innovator. She began her career as a Registered Nurse, having graduated from the Malden Hospital School of Nursing. Motivated to solve some of the complaints she was hearing from her fellow nurses, she became Director of Nursing at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). She was
responsible for all nursing services in a 220-bed skilled nursing facility where she became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She stayed in the geriatric field for 15 years, assuming roles as Director of Geriatrics and Executive Director of Programs for All-Inclusive Care for Elders at CHA Cambridge Hospital.
Carol continued her education in the health field and achieved a Master of Science in Health
Administration from Simmons College. She also has the distinction of being a Fellow in the
American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
Recruited by a former executive at Cambridge, Carol moved to New York City and spent 7 years
with Brightpoint Health as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer. During her time there,
the organization first became a “FQHC look-a-like” and then became a full federally qualified
Health Center. She was instrumental in helping them open 16 new clinics, and when she left,
they were serving 70,000 patients.
Most recently, Carol has been consulting with FQHCs to improve quality and achieve
sustainability in their clinical programs by working with community partners and referral
sources. She also has extensive experience in developing and implementing strategies for
integrating behavioral health and substance abuse programs. She is known for balancing
quality and financial goals.
Carol expressed her desire for this challenge as
“I am excited for this new adventure and grateful to have been chosen to work with such a committed Board of Directors and the amazing Health Center staff. I have no doubt that we will achieve great things together.”
Judy concluded “With a daughter living in the Boston area and a son in Portland, Maine, we feel
very fortunate to have been able to attract someone of Carol’s caliber to rural Maine. With the
addition of Carol to our exceptional team of medical providers, administrators, and staff, it will
be exciting to see what the future will hold for our Health Center and the communities we
Submitted by SVHC