News Release
Attention Business Editors

Contact: John Clayton
VP, Communications
New Hampshire Hospital Association

For Immediate Release
September 27, 2011

Foundation names new director

CONCORD – The Foundation for Healthy Communities (FHC) has announced that Greg Vasse of New London, NH, will serve as Director of its Rural Quality Improvement Network.

"Greg Vasse has an exceptional track record of leading and managing healthcare organizations, and that will make him tremendous resource to our hospitals as they work to improve the quality of care in their organizations," said New Hampshire Hospital Association President Steve Ahnen.

According to Shawn LaFrance, Executive Director of the FHC, Vasse previously served as Senior Vice President for American Red Cross blood services in Washington, D.C. where he had oversight responsibility for regulatory and operations issues for 19 Regional Blood Centers in the Midwest and Western United States. He also served as Regional Chief Operating Officer in the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan and was formerly Chief Executive Officer of the Henry Ford Cottage Hospital in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.

The Foundation for Healthy Communities is a non-profit partnership involving hospitals, physicians, health plans, home care agencies and other organizations working to improve health in our state. The Foundation's mission is to improve health and health care delivery in New Hampshire. Learn more at