88 Washington Street, Taunton, MA 02780 508-828-7000
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.
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.
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.
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