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Daniel P. Moen

President and CEO | Sisters of Providence Health System

Daniel P. Moen said his success in healthcare administration is a result of an education framework that began at Quinsigamond Community College. 

“My clinical background helps me every day,” Mr. Moen said. “Quinsigamond Community College was a launch point for my career today.”

Mr. Moen, president and chief executive officer of the Sisters of Providence Health System, grew up in Quinsigamond Village and graduated from Burncoat Senior High School.

“I didn’t have the resources for a four-year college initially, and QCC offered affordability and quality,” he said. “I was 19 when I started and the professors were absolutely supportive.”

He was able to work in Worcester hospitals as a radiologic technologist before going back to school and choosing an administrative track.

Mr. Moen earned a master’s degree in health administration from Clark University/University of Massachusetts Medical School, a bachelor’s of science in management from Worcester State College and an associate’s in science in radiologic technology from Quinsigamond Community College, all in Worcester.

Before moving to Ludlow, he was president and CEO of Heywood Hospital in Gardner, Mass., from 1990 to 2011, and was previously at Holden Hospital in Holden, Mass., where he held different positions, including president and CEO.

Sisters of Providence Health System, which includes Mercy Medical Center in Springfield; Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke; Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital and nursing care facilities in Western Massachusetts, is a member of Catholic Health East Trinity. Under his leadership, the system has achieved a financial turnaround, going from a history of significant operating losses to a gain from operations of $6 million in 2011, $18 million in 2012 and $17.5 million in 2013.

Mr. Moen also is past chair in 2006-2007 of the Massachusetts Hospital Association, helping to lead the organization in the midst of groundbreaking health care reform legislation. At various times he served as Chair-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, Chair of the Committees on Finance and Public Affairs and Chair of the Board of Directors of the MHA Insurance Agency.

He is vice-chair and board member of the Economic Development Commission of Western Massachusetts. A former chairman of the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, he also was involved with the United Way of North Central Massachusetts.

He serves as a board member of the Springfield Technical Community College. “I try to stay involved as a way to give back,” he said. “I worked hard to get where I am and I enjoy helping others in the healthcare field.”

 Before becoming involved in the administrative side of hospitals, Mr. Moen taught radiology at Northeastern University and Quinsigamond Community College, and was a clinical instructor at Marlborough Hospital.

 “I am a big believer in the quality of programs and the options offered at community colleges,” Mr. Moen said. He said both of his sons have attended courses at community colleges as well.

“It is a huge honor to be named a Guardian, I think the world of the school and it has been great to see QCC’s expanding reach in times of real need,” he said. “It is a hidden treasure.”