August 17, 2016

Saint Anne’s Hospital announces new chief medical officer

FALL RIVER, Mass.John Conlon, DO, MBA, FACOEP, CPE, has joined Saint Anne’s Hospital as chief medical officer.

Dr. Conlon previously served as vice president for medical affairs at Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel, NY, overseeing decreases in length of stay and readmission rates, while also elevating the hospital to the top 10% on patient satisfaction (HCAHPS) scores in New York State. 

Dr. John Conlon, Chief Medical Officer, Saint Anne's Hospital

Dr. Conlon also has served as the chief of emergency medicine at hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire and as regional medical director of Correctional Medical Services in Delaware. 

Dr. Conlon earned his Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University, New York; Master’s in Business Administration, with special emphasis on medical management, from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst; and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed residencies in emergency medicine and general surgery at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY, and served for 20 years as a commander in the United States Naval Reserve.

Dr. Conlon is a certified physician executive, board certified in emergency medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine. 

A member of Saint Anne’s Hospital’s senior leadership team, Dr. Conlon succeeds Harvey Kowaloff, MD, MMA, who recently retired after serving as vice president of medical affairs since 2012.

About Saint Anne’s Hospital: Saint Anne’s Hospital is a community hospital with comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care services, serving adults and children from southeastern Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island at its main campus in Fall River and its community satellites in Attleboro, Swansea, North Dartmouth, New Bedford, and Stoughton.  Founded in 1906 by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, Saint Anne's Hospital is a member of Steward Health Care System LLC, the largest fully integrated community care organization and community hospital network in New England.  Saint Anne’s has been recognized time and again for quality, safety and service by such organizations as The Joint Commission, Healthgrades, The Leapfrog Group, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.  More information is available at