President and Chief Executive Officer, Circle Health and Lowell General Hospital
Mr. Joseph (Jody) White has served as President and CEO of Circle Health and Lowell General Hospital since April 2017. In this role, he is responsible for the overall vision and leadership of the health system and hospital’s management. As CEO, Mr. White leads the effort to fully realize Circle Health’s vision to be one of the best integrated healthcare systems in America. Born of collaboration among community physicians, Lowell General Hospital, Lowell Community Health Center and Circle Home, Circle Health represents a unique community-based approach to care and a force for positive change in how individuals, families and communities experience and improve their health. The collaboration supports ongoing investment in new technologies, advanced clinical expertise, the most innovative treatment approaches and medical best practices, individual and community health management, augmented by partnerships with leading academic medical centers and specialty clinics.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. White served as President of Lowell General Hospital since 2013. He had previously served for 10 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the hospital and was responsible for overseeing its daily operations. Since Mr. White joined the leadership team, Lowell General Hospital has earned both regional and national recognition for its quality of care and work environment, including Magnet designation for the second time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2015 – an honor celebrating excellence in patient care held by only 4% of hospitals nationally. He played a strategic leadership role in Lowell General Hospital’s merger with Saints Medical Center in 2012, as well as the hospital’s Legacy Project, a major expansion of its main campus to construct the six-story Dahod Building in 2012.
White came to Lowell General from Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT. After serving as Administrative Director of Emergency Services and Assistant Vice President, Mr. White was named Vice President of Administration in 1994 and was responsible for outpatient services, ambulatory care, and diagnostic services. His accomplishments during his tenure at Middlesex Hospital included the planning, design and operation of a new Cancer Center and a new diagnostic cardiac catheterization center.
Mr. White holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of New Haven and a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health from the University of Bridgeport. He is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
An active member of several healthcare industry organizations, Mr. White currently serves as Chair of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association and as a board member of the Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals. He also serves on Attorney General Maura Healey’s advisory task force on hospital and HMO community benefit guidelines. Locally, Mr. White is a former board chairman of the Greater Lowell YMCA and serves on the board of Home Health Foundation, a community-based home health care and hospice agency.