MCH CEO Gosline honored by NH hospital group

The New Hampshire Hospital Association recently honored local leaders in health care during the association’s 79th Annual Meeting at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods.

Peter Gosline, CEO of Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, received the Leslie A. Smith President’s Award, given to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the New Hampshire Hospital Association.

Gosline served as member of the NHHA Board of Trustees in a variety of capacities, including Chairman of the Board. The group said his leadership and advocacy on legislative issues was invaluable, and he has been a long-time member of the Rural Health Coalition.

“Peter’s leadership is evident in his advocacy on legislative issues,” said NHHA President Steve Ahnen. “He seeks out every legislator and local official in his hospital service area and cultivates those relationships year to year, and makes sure that Monadnock [region] representatives and senators understand his hospital’s services and challenges, as well as the role the hospital plays in the community.

“By educating community leaders on statewide and national issues, he effectively conveys Association-wide priorities and messages which they bring back to Concord and share with their legislative colleagues,” Ahnen added, “and it’s no surprise he was recognized for his advocacy work twice – most recently this past May — by being named an American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion.”

Monadnock Community Hospital was also honored at the NHHA’s annual meeting when it was named recipient of the HEAL NH Award for promoting active living and health eating.

The hospital was cited for its focus on employee wellness, innovation in the realm of patient care such as the 45,000-square-foot Bond Wellness Center, and community-level activities such as its annual Health & Wellness Festival, its Heart Smart Fitness Program, the award-winning “Healthy Teeth to Toes” initiative for children and its participation in the national Healthier Hospitals Initiative.

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