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Lahey Appoints Interim CEO

August 9, 2018

BURLINGTON -- Lahey Health’s Board has appointed Richard Nesto as interim CEO starting Oct. 1, following the retirement of current CEO Howard Grant.

Grant announced his plans to retire in January 2017, when the letter of intent for the affiliation of Lahey Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center was signed.

The proposed affiliation now also includes New England Baptist Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital and Anna Jaques Hospital. He has remained with Lahey Health since that time to assist in the planning for the new system and to support the regulatory process.

“The eight years that I have spent at Lahey Health have been deeply rewarding both personally and professionally. I have been humbled to work with dedicated clinical and support staff across the Lahey Health system to provide high-quality, high value care to all the patients and communities that we proudly serve,” said Grant.

Grant joined Lahey in 2010 as president and CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, previously known as Lahey Clinic. He led the hospital through an affiliation with Northeast Health System in 2012 and an affiliation with Winchester Hospital in 2014 to create Lahey Health.

Nesto currently serves as chief medical officer for the system and is responsible for physician leadership across Lahey Health, clinical practice oversight, and quality and safety. He joined Lahey Clinic in 2000 and has chaired both the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Division of Internal Medicine. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine.

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