Lahey Health Names Five to Senior Executive Team

Bazylewicz, Bellin, Pike, Snell and Sullivan assume new senior leadership roles within new Lahey Health

January 23, 2013

Burlington, MA – Lahey Health today announced the promotions of five to its senior executive team. Gregory Bazylewicz, MD, will serve as Lahey Health chief network development officer; Derek C. Bellin will serve as Lahey Health vice president for institutional advancement; Pauline M. Pike will serve as Lahey Health vice president for business development; Donald Snell will serve as Lahey Health executive vice president and chief operating officer; and Mary Anna Sullivan, MD, will serve as Lahey Health chief quality officer.

“Since the affiliation between Lahey Clinic and Northeast Health System was finalized last spring, we have been working diligently to build the infrastructure and leadership resources needed to successfully establish the Lahey Health system,” said Howard Grant, JD, MD, president and chief executive officer of Lahey Health and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.  “The affiliation between our organizations is a significant milestone for healthcare in this region. Our goal is to make top quality healthcare more accessible and cost effective for patients across northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. I’m honored and pleased that Greg, Derek, Pauline, Don, and Mary Anna will be sharing their expertise across the system in their new roles.”

As president of the New England Community Medical Group and president of the Northeast Physician Hospital Organization for the past 15 years, Bazylewicz has been a leader in the development of new structures to assist physician management and performance that relate to enhancing quality and efficiency.  He is a longtime private practice physician and founding member of Family Medicine Associates, LLC and currently resides in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.

Bellin has more than 25 years of advancement leadership experience. He served as a senior consultant at Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC, where he assisted a nationwide portfolio of not-for-profit organizations recruit executive leadership, assess organizational effectiveness, develop brands and plan and execute marketing, fundraising and other campaigns. At Case Western Reserve University, Columbia University and Stanford University, Bellin provided leadership to philanthropy, communications and marketing for academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, and affiliated research institutes. At Lahey Health, he leads the philanthropy, marketing and communications programs.

Pike previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Northeast Hospital Corporation and prior to that senior vice president of business development and marketing for Northeast Health System. She brings to her role decades of experience in the healthcare industry, including work at Partners Community Healthcare, Inc. in network development; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts in operations and strategic planning; and Ernst and Whinney as a management consultant. Pike will assume a leadership role in the development of partnership opportunities with community hospitals, physician groups, and other potential health-related enterprises. She currently resides in Winchester, Massachusetts.

Snell previously served as the chief operating officer of Lahey Clinic as part of a 30-year career as a senior operations executive or chief executive officer at some of the nation’s most complex health organizations, including Detroit Medical Center, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Georgia Health Sciences Health System/Medical College of Georgia, and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. In his new role, Snell will assume broader responsibilities for all operations across the entire health system, including operational support and clinical programs, supply chain, information technology, and system integration. He currently resides in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Sullivan, who previously served as Lahey Clinic’s chief quality and safety officer and chair of the Department of Psychiatry, has a 26 year career at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. She serves as president of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors and has also served as chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine where she headed a statewide effort to encourage physician involvement in hospitals’ quality improvement efforts. In her new role, Sullivan has oversight for quality and safety programs, including patient safety, environment of care and performance improvement for all Lahey Health sites. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she currently resides in Lowell, Massachusetts.

About Lahey Health

Lahey Health is what’s next in healthcare providing a full continuum of integrated health services close to where you live or work. It is comprised of nationally-recognized, award-winning hospitals – including an academic hospital and medical center, and community hospitals -- primary care providers, specialist physicians, behavioral health services, post-acute programs such as home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources located throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.  Lahey Health was established by Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Lahey Clinic physician group, Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospital. To learn more visit our member websites, and