Leadership Team

Kim Bassett, RN, BSN, MBA

Kim Bassett, RN, BSN, MBA


Kim Bassett, RN, MSN, MBA, was appointed as president of Morton Hospital in April of 2012. Prior to joining Morton, Bassett was employed by Health Management Associates (HMA), a national hospital management company, for more than 22 years. While at HMA she served in various clinical and administrative roles, including her most recent position as CEO of St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, in St. Cloud, Florida.  Prior to that, she was the CEO of Fisherman’s Hospital and Keys Medical Group in Marathon, Florida.

Bassett’s previous administrative roles include Chief Nursing Officer at Lower Keys Medical Center, in Key West, Florida as well as charge nurse in the Emergency Department and a House Supervisor.  Prior to her management positions, she was a Critical Care Nurse in Open Heart and Surgical Intensive Care Units at facilities in Missouri, Florida and Virginia.  

She earned her Masters of Business Administration in 2003 from the University of Miami, Florida.  Bassett holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Registered Nurse certification and became a certified Risk Manager in 2004.  She has served as a trustee on the Board of the Florida Keys Community College and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Phone: 508-828-7003 
Email: kim.bassett@steward.org

Jane Metzger, PhD, RN

Jane Metzger, PhD, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Jane Metzger, PhD, RN, joined Morton Hospital in April 2012 as the hospital’s chief nursing officer (CNO).  She joined Morton with more than 25 years of leadership experience in health care.

Prior to joining Morton HospitalMetzger was the senior vice president/chief nursing officer at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts.  She previously worked for Caritas Christi Health Care – whose hospitals are now part of the Steward Health Care System – as the corporate vice president of clinical operations for emergency services.  Her prior experience includes serving as chief nursing officer at Rhode Island Hospital and director of organizational development for the Lifespan System.

Metzger earned her BSN at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, her MSN from Northern Illinois University and her PhD in Nursing Education from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Phone: 508-828-7051
Email: jane.metzger@steward.org

Donna L. Maher

Donna L. Maher, RN, MPA/MHA

Chief Operating Officer

Donna Maher has been on the leadership team at Morton Hospital for more than 11 years.  As the chief operating officer (COO), Maher plays a key role in optimizing patient care by growing service lines, improving patient safety, and overseeing hospital departments and medical partnerships. During her tenure at Morton Hospital, Maher has served as vice president of professional services/patient safety officer and director of performance improvement, prior to her current role as COO.

Prior to joining Morton Hospital, Maher was the director of performance improvement at Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. Her previous experience also includes serving as director of quality management, care management and social services at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Massachusetts, and quality assurance coordinator and registered nurse at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Maher earned her Masters of Public Administration and Health Care Administration, as well as her Bachelors degree in Business Administration, from Suffolk University in Boston.  She also maintains an associate of nursing degree from Laboure College in Boston.  She is affiliated with the American College of Healthcare Executives and Women in Healthcare Management, and is a board member of the United Way of Greater Attleboro & Taunton.

Phone: 508-828-7003
Email: donna.maher@steward.org

Carmen Acker

Carmen Acker

Chief Financial Officer

Carmen Acker assumed the role of chief financial officer (CFO) at Morton Hospital in July of 2012.  She joined Morton with more than 27 years of health care leadership experience.

Prior to joining Morton Hospital, Acker was employed by Health Management Associates (HMA), a national hospital management company.  She has served in various administrative roles, including her most recent position as chief financial officer of St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and St. Cloud Physician Management Group in St. Cloud, Florida.  Prior to that, Carmen served as chief financial officer of Fishermen’s Hospital and Keys Medical Group in Marathon, Florida.  While at Fishermen’s Hospital, she also served as accounting director and business office manager prior to assuming the role of CFO. 

Acker earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a specialization in management from Saint Leo University in Dade City, Florida.  She has been affiliated with several community organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the American Youth Soccer Organizations and the Marathon Youth Club in Florida.

Phone: 508-828-7003
Email: Carmen.acker@steward.org

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