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      Kahn named next Blessing Corporate Services CEO

      Maureen A. Kahn

      Maureen A. Kahn was named the next become president and Chief Executive Officer of Blessing Corporate Services.

      â??This region became my home 13-years ago, and everyone in it my neighbors,â?? Kahn said. â??I am honored that the Blessing Corporate Services Board saw fit to give to me the ultimate accountability for improving the health of our community using all the resources of the Blessing Health System.â??

      Sheâ??ll take over the position Oct. 1 after the retirement of current president and CEO B. Bradford Billings. Billings retires Sept. 30 after 34 years with the Blessing organization. He spent the last 14 years as BCS president and CEO.

      â??The Blessing Corporate Services Board of Trustees is thrilled to find someone within the organization with the proven skill and ability to move the Blessing Health System forward in its Mission to improve the health of our community, and who holds the respect of that community,â?? Tim Koontz, chairman of the BCS Board of Trustees said.

      Kahn spent 24 years in healthcare before arriving at Blessing Hospital. She served as a senior vice president of patient services at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass. near Boston. She also served in leadership roles at hospitals in New York and Pennsylvania.

      She came to Blessing Hospital in April 2001 as senior vice president and chief nursing officer, and became president and CEO on the hospital in May 2005.

      â??Iâ??ve watched Maureen mature as a leader over the past 13 years,â?? Billings said. â??Under her leadership, the care provided by Hospital staff has become nationally recognized on many levels.

      BCS is the parent company of the Blessing Health System, which includes Blessing Hospital, Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield, Blessing Physician Services, The Blessing Foundation and Denman Services.