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Exciting Opportunities Ahead for CMC

September begins a season of change. In families of school-aged children, carefree summer days return to the familiar, scheduled routines of school, sports and activities. Seasonal businesses get ready to close up shop and leisurely “summer hours” transition back to normal. Even the landscape changes as the leaves begin to turn color and earlier sunsets remind us that winter is on its way.

I’ve met plenty of people over the years who resist September — especially the kids holding on to the last vestiges of summer. They feel like this time of year is an ending. I prefer to look at autumn as a beginning. It’s been a long time since I experienced the anticipation of the first day of school. Nonetheless, I am invigorated like when I was a student by the endless possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead.

This is how I feel about Catholic Medical Center. Even with challenges all around us, I remain excited and optimistic, thinking and planning for the exciting opportunities ahead for our employees, patients and community. Every month, patients participate in clinical trials that bring new and innovative life-saving cardiac care. We constantly hire new employees, providing them the opportunity to grow their careers, be part of something bigger than themselves, and make a difference in the lives of our patients. We are on the verge of a campus expansion project to increase access to world-class care in our community and we continue to grow mission-based services that offer this care to those most in need. Together with our partners, we explore how collaboration can improve health care for everyone in the Granite State.

When our attempt to combine with Dartmouth-Health ended earlier this year, we were disappointed. Lots of time, effort and resources were spent in pursuit of a noble goal: transforming the delivery of healthcare in our communities. But our board of trustees, leadership team, employees, physicians and providers quickly saw a new beginning. This was an opportunity to help write the next chapter for CMC, one in which we have endless opportunities to advance our mission of providing health, healing and hope to all who seek our care. All the ingredients we need for success are in place: a mission and core values that drive patient-focused decisions, dedicated employees, skilled providers, a supportive community and — most of all — faith!

As we are all reminded in Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Not only is the Lord our God with us at CMC, but I also know that you are as well. That gives all of us at CMC great comfort and confidence as we move forward into the CMC of the future.

Alex Walker is president and CEO of CMC Healthcare System: Catholic Medical Center, New England Heart & Vascular Institute, and several subsidiaries. He and his wife, Lisa, live in Manchester.

Alex Walker is president and CEO of CMC Healthcare System: Catholic Medical Center, New England Heart & Vascular Institute, and several subsidiaries. He and his wife, Lisa, live in Manchester.

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