Gosline named interim CEO of Colebrook hospital

Peter Gosline

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After just a few months of retirement, former Monadnock Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer Peter Gosline is back to work.

Last week Gosline was introduced at the interim chief administrative officer for the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, a 16-bed, 100-employee critical access hospital in Colebrook. Gosline will be in charge of managing the hospital’s day-to-day operations.

He will continue to live in Peterborough, while spending three days a week in Colebrook.

“It’s a great opportunity that just came up,” Gosline said by phone from Colebrook on Tuesday. “It’s an interim job, for the next three to six months. Their CEO is leaving and they are exploring ideas with other hospitals. For me, it’s a good opportunity to break into the consulting world, which is something I’ve always planned to do.”

Gosline said Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, which is about one-third the size of Monadnock Community Hospital, has a very dedicated staff who are committed to serving the residents of New Hampshire’s North Country.

“The people here are highly motivated. I really feel at home here,” he said.

In an announcement about Gosline’s appointment, Greg Placy, the chair of the UCVH board, said board members welcome the knowledge and experience that Gosline brings to the interim job.

“His leadership will prove vital to health care in the area,” Placy said. “We appreciate Mr. Gosline’s commitment to the staff and patients of Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital and our North Country partners as we identify what future leadership model will be best suited for the upcoming, unique developments within the health care industry.”

Gosline said UCVH, Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin and Weeks Hospital in Lancaster are in discussion about possible affiliation.

“The three hospitals are working together and doing some creative thinking about how they might change, and I’ll be involved with that,” Gosline said.

Gosline said he and his wife, Connie, have no plans to move. He said they spent some time in Florida after he left MCH, but they are now back home in Peterborough.

“You can only do so much Florida,” Gosline said. “It was time to get back in the saddle.”

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