Morton Hospital

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

Leadership Team

Kim Bassett, RN, BSN, MBA

Kim Bassett, RN, BSN, MBA

President

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 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


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 14 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

Lorena Silva

Lorena Silva, MSN-L, MBA, RN

Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Operating Officer

Lorena Silva assumed the role of Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Operating Officer at Morton Hospital in January 2015. She joined Morton Hospital with more than 16 years of nursing experience, including 13 years of experience in leadership roles. 

Prior to joining Morton Hospital, Silva served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at Quincy Medical Center. Her previous experience includes serving as Chief Nursing Officer at Health Management & Associates - Lake Normal Regional Medical Center in North Carolina and Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Iasis Healthcare - St. Luke's Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke's Hospital in Arizona.

Silva received her Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing with emphasis in leadership, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.  She is currently a Doctorate of Nursing Practice candidate at Duke University.

Phone: 508-828-7051
Email: Lorena.Silva@steward.org


 Peter Martelly

Peter D. Martelly, MD

Vice President of Medical Affairs

Dr. Peter D. Martelly joined Morton Hospital in March 2015, assuming the role of vice president of medical affairs. 

Prior to joining Morton Hospital, Martelly served as associate chief medical officer and associate director of medical education for Southcoast Hospitalist Group.  His previous leadership experience includes serving as medical director and chair of the Physician Advisory Committee for CPOE at Charlton Memorial Hospital, as well as the clinical trial investigator for the New England Center for Clinical Research. He also served as a member of the United States Navy, receiving special commendation for leadership from the Commanding Officer at the Naval Hospital Corps School in San Diego.

Martelly received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital. He is a published author and has conducted comprehensive research on numerous clinical topics.

Phone: 508-828-7560
Email: Peter.Martelly@steward.org


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