New President & CEO Appointed to Run BMHBarry G. Beeman has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Southern Vermont Health Services Corporation. He will be coming to Brattleboro this summer. Beeman has roots in New England, and he and his wife, a nurse, are very happy to be coming to Vermont, where they have family.Beeman comes to BMH with a total of twenty-three years of healthcare administrative experience including as President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of Human Resources at three previous hospitals.Beeman most recently held the position of President/CEO of Atlantic General Hospital/Health System in Berlin, Maryland, a community hospital and health system with similarities to BMH, also located in a rural area. While there he coordinated major expansion projects to include new emergency and outpatient centers and expanded surgical and diagnostic services. He also provided leadership direction successfully positioning the hospital organizationally and financially. As CEO of Atlantic General, Beeman was an active leader in representing the hospital/health system in the community, resulting in successful appeals and development campaigns.Before going to Atlantic General in 1998, Beeman was President and CEO of Eastern Connecticut Health Network in Manchester, Connecticut. There he managed the performance of a network of two acute care hospitals, long-term care facility, home care agency, and two wellness centers. Before that he served at Rockville General Hospital for thirteen years in various capacities, the last four years of which as President and CEO.Beeman received a masters degree in healthcare management from Rensselaer at Hartford Graduate Center (CT), and obtained his bachelor of science in psychology from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.His professional affiliations include memberships in the American College of Healthcare Executives and in the American College of Healthcare Administrators. He is a member of the CEO Circle, and is currently a member of the Maryland Hospital Association in addition to various other entities in Maryland such as Chambers of Commerce in several areas of the state. He is past president of his residential community in Maryland.Beeman is married to Kathy Banning, a registered nurse who trained at the Thompson School for Nurses here in Brattleboro. They have one grown daughter, Alicyn. Beeman lists as his interests, in addition to people in general, golf and other outdoor activities and going to the movies.Catherine Coonan, chairperson of the SVHSC board of trustees, says she is very pleased that Barry Beeman has accepted the position of leading our wonderful hospital. I feel confident that his background, leadership skills, and relationships with people both in the hospital and out in the community will benefit Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.