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President's Bio

Roxanne C. Ruppel

Roxanne C. Ruppel became President & Chief Operating Officer of Salem Hospital on March 1, 2023, after serving in multiple leadership roles including Vice President of Strategy and Planning, and since 2009, as Senior Vice President of Operations. She succeeds David J. Roberts, MD, who has been named Senior Vice President of Community Operations at Mass General Brigham.

Ruppel is deeply respected throughout Salem Hospital and Mass General Brigham for her collaborative management style, expert grasp of complex issues and commitment to providing expertise and compassion to our patients and community. She is a vocal supporter of employees at all levels of the organization and a true champion of Salem Hospital's community mission.

During her more than 20 years at Salem Hospital, Ruppel has overseen key strategic and operational initiatives across the institution in clinical areas including Emergency Services, Medicine, Cardiology, Surgery, Pediatrics, Radiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health and Women's Health. As Vice President of Strategy and Planning for the hospital, she led the development of the Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center in Danvers.

Ruppel has also been an active leader and system partner in Mass General Brigham collaborative initiatives focused on the Covid-19 pandemic operations and employee vaccination programs; staffing initiatives; community health and health equity; capacity management; and care continuum management efforts. She also co-chairs the MGB Advanced Practice Provider Council and is a member of the MGB Emergency Preparedness and Continuity Advisory Committee.

A physical therapist by training, Ruppel pursued a clinical career for 10 years before transitioning to administrative management. She joined the staff of the former Shaughnessy-Kaplan Rehabilitation Hospital in 1997 as Director of Outpatient Services and a short time later, joined the Strategy and Planning Department at Salem Hospital.

Ruppel received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and has completed executive education programs at Harvard University and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.