Pamela Daley Whelton named President of South Shore Hospital

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Pam Whelton headshot, President of South Shore Hospital

Pamela Daley Whelton has been named President of South Shore Hospital and Executive Vice President of South Shore Health. Whelton is a lifelong resident of Weymouth and has been with the health organization for the past 22 years. She is the first female president in the hospital’s 97-year history.

As president, Whelton is responsible for all facets of the hospital’s performance and operation. She most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and previously as Chief Administrative and Financial Officer.

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My vision begins with providing the highest quality acute care services, in the most cost-efficient manner, for the well-being of the communities we serve. It calls for me and my colleagues at South Shore Hospital to be innovative and nimble to keep pace with today’s rapidly changing health care environment.”  

Whelton joined South Shore Hospital in 1997 as a Financial Analyst and was subsequently promoted to Director of Finance and Physician Services; Vice President of Physician Development and Recruitment; and Senior Vice President/Physician and Network Development. Prior to joining South Shore Hospital, Whelton worked in the utility industry for more than 16 years in multiple positions.

“Pam brings strong and comprehensive experience in many facets of health care, and combines that with a passion for our patients, physicians and colleagues,” Gene E. Green, MD, MBA, President & CEO, South Shore Health said. “The culmination of Pam’s outstanding contributions and successes made her the natural choice to lead the Hospital.”

In addition to her years of service with South Shore Hospital, Whelton has a deep connection to the community. She grew up just a few miles from the hospital where she once worked as a “candy striper” volunteer. 

“I’m very excited to lead South Shore Hospital, part of South Shore Health, working with my colleagues across the system as it continues to grow into one of the largest independent community health systems in Massachusetts,” Whelton said.