Wellforce taps Joanne Marqusee as Chief Integration Officer

Wellforce has appointed Joanne Marqusee as Chief Integration Officer to develop a structure for innovation and further establish system-wide collaboration


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BURLINGTON, Mass. January 26, 2021 -- Wellforce today announced it has hired Joanne Marqusee as the organization’s Chief Integration Officer. Marqusee is currently the CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care, which is a Mass General affiliate. At Wellforce, Marqusee will be responsible for developing and enhancing system-wide services to support operational excellence and growth. Wellforce includes Tufts Medical Center, Circle Health and MelroseWakefield Healthcare.

“We are able to provide the best experiences for consumers and our care team when we work together. That is precisely why we are thrilled to add Joanne Marqusee to our Wellforce leadership team as Chief Integration Officer,” said Michael Dandorph, President and CEO of Wellforce. “Joanne understands every type of health care setting from academic centers to community hospitals and physician practices. She excels at leading with transparency and collaboration. Her expertise and direction will provide our teams the services and support they need to consistently deliver an unmatched consumer and patient experience, a key mission of Wellforce.”

Marqusee, a graduate of Cornell University and the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, is well-known and highly-respected throughout Massachusetts. She began her tenure as Cooley Dickinson’s CEO in 2014. Prior to that, she was COO of MelroseWakefield Healthcare (formerly Hallmark Health) and spent 16 years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she consistently was promoted to positions of greater responsibility, including VP of Access; VP of Ancillary, Support and Community Services; and SVP of Operations.

“I look forward to joining the Wellforce system, as I firmly believe in its mission to strengthen community care and redefine health care through innovation,” said Marqusee. “Throughout my career, I have focused on the patient experience, continuous quality improvement, operational excellence and caregiver engagement. It will be my pleasure to work with the Wellforce team as it become a fully integrated health system, positioned for great success.”

Wellforce is comprised of four community hospital campuses, an academic medical center, a children’s hospital, home care and more than 2,000 physicians across Eastern Massachusetts. The innovative care model focuses on bringing complex, high-quality and high value health care to community settings.

Marqusee is a board member of the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, and on the steering committee of Extraordinary Women Advancing Health Care. In addition to her roles in Massachusetts, Marqusee previously worked for the New York State Department of Health in the Division of Health Care Financing, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and the New York City Office of the Mayor.

About Wellforce

Wellforce is the health system formed by Tufts Medical Center and Circle Health in 2014. On January 1, 2017, MelroseWakefield Healthcare (formerly Hallmark Health) joined the system and in October 2018 Home Health Foundation became the fourth member. Wellforce provides hospitals and physicians with a better option for collaboration. Our system brings together the strengths of academic medicine and community care in a model that respects both equally. Our members are dedicated to providing patients with the highest-level of care when and where they want it. Wellforce includes more than 2,000 physicians, 13,000 employees, four community hospital campuses, one academic medical center, a children's hospital, home health and hospice services, and more than $2 billion in revenue.

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