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NH Hospital Association Honors Mark Johnson of Cottage Hospital for Outstanding Service in Health Care at 80th Annual Meeting

2014annualmeeting027cropped2BRETTON WOODS – The New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) recently honored Mark Johnson, chairman of the board from Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, with the Outstanding Trustee of the Year Award during the association’s 80th Annual Meeting at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods.

Johnson was recognized for his exemplary performance in hospital governance and was also cited for specific achievements in service to the hospital, including his leadership on the controversial decision to close the 110-year-old hospital’s birthing center.

“He was given the option of delegating the unpopular task of closing the unit to the CEO, but his reply was, ‘This is a Board decision and the Board must make it,’