Keene Hospital Board Member Appointed to the AHA Regional Policy Board

October 10, 2012
Keene, NH

Mary Louise Caffrey

Mary Louise Caffrey

Cheshire Medical Center (CMC) announces the appointment of Mary Louise Caffrey, Secretary of the Cheshire Medical Center/Cheshire Health Foundation Board, as Regional Trustee Liaison to the American Hospital Association's (AHA) Regional Policy Board One (RPB One) beginning January 1, 2013.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has nine Regional Policy Boards (RPBs), which meet three times a year to foster communication between the AHA, its members and state hospital associations. The RPBs provide input on public policy issues considered by the AHA Board of Trustees, serve as ad hoc policy development committees when appropriate, and identify needs unique to a region and assist in developing programs to meet those needs. RPB One has 30 members and includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The regional executives are the AHA's local link to its members and the state, regional, and metropolitan associations.

As a member of the Cheshire Medical Center/Cheshire Health Foundation Board, Mary Louise Caffrey works with other trustees overseeing the 169-bed nonprofit Keene hospital as well as its philanthropic arm, the Cheshire Health Foundation.

Mary Louise Caffrey has been a member of the New Hampshire Bar since 1978. She is a partner at Bradley and Faulkner, PC in Keene where her practice focus is real estate, estate planning and probate work. Her civic involvement has included service as a Monadnock Region Board Member of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation; Board Member of Monadnock Regional Foundation for Family Services; Former Commissioner of Keene Housing Authority; Former Member of Board of Directors of the Keene Family YMCA; and Former Member of the Board of Directors of Rise... For Babies and Family.

Ms. Caffrey served as law clerk to the Honorable Hugh H. Bownes, First Circuit Court of Appeals, and served on the Board of Governors of the New Hampshire Bar Association from 2005-2007. She is a member of the New Hampshire and Cheshire County Bar Associations and is a graduate of Smith College and Boston College Law School.

For more information about the Cheshire Medical Center/Cheshire Health Foundation's Board of Trustee members, visit the CMC Board of Trustees page on our website.

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is a nonprofit community hospital and clinic with a mission to lead our community to become the nation's healthiest through our clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time. Founded by CMC/DHK, Vision 2020 is a community-wide health initiative designed to actively engage the citizens of Cheshire County in the process of becoming the nation's healthiest community by 2020. For information, please call (603) 354-5400 or visit

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