Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals Name Bruce F. Nardella as New Chair of the Board of Trustees
Beverly and Gloucester, MA – Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals announced Bruce F. Nardella as its new chair of the Board of Trustees at the recent Northeast Hospital Corporation (NHC) Board Meeting. The NHC encompasses Beverly Hospital in Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, as well as BayRidge Hospital in Lynn and the Lahey Outpatient Center in Danvers. Nardella has been a member of the Board as a Trustee since 2018 and succeeds Nancy Palmer, who will remain on the Board as a Trustee.
“We are grateful to Bruce for taking on this leadership role, and we extend our gratitude to Nancy Palmer for her many years of leadership and service with our Board. We also thank all of our Board members for their continued support of our patients, staff and the communities we serve,” said Tom Sands, president of Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals. “Our Board’s collective talents, passion and ideas have helped our hospitals navigate one of the most challenging times in healthcare, and for that we truly appreciate their service.”
A resident of Beverly, Nardella has spent his career working for organizations focused on helping youth at risk and people with a wide range of disabilities live successfully in the community. He has worked for The Mentor Network, also known as Civitas Solutions, Inc., since 1996 and has been the organization’s chief executive officer since 2014. Previously, Nardella worked at the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services for 11 years, spending his last two years as the deputy commissioner of the department.
“It has been an honor serving on the board and I appreciate the opportunity to take on this role as Chair,” said Nardella. I look forward to working closely with Tom along with the other board members and the senior leadership team at Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals to help ensure we are providing the highest quality care to the communities in the greater Cape Ann area.”
Nardella received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University and holds a Master’s of Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Master’s of Education from Boston University where he majored in social education with a specialization in public service and the judicial system.
About Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals
Beverly Hospital is a full-service 221-bed community hospital founded in 1888 that serves more than 13 communities across Massachusetts’ North Shore and Cape Ann. With a medical staff of more than 500 physicians, the hospital provides quality, patient-centered care in maternity, pediatrics, surgical, orthopedics and cardiology, as well as other specialties.
Addison Gilbert Hospital is a 44-bed community hospital located in Gloucester, MA. Since its founding in 1889, Cape Ann residents have turned to the hospital when they needed care. Specialties include radiology, cancer care, pain management, cardiology, chronic disease management, inpatient geriatric services and emergency medicine.
Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals are a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 38,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.