Worcester, Ma. July 28, 2021 – Pete Lancette has been appointed as chief executive officer of Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health. In his position as CEO, Lancette will oversee all of the day-to-day operations as well as patient care and quality at the 110-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, located at 189 May Street in Worchester. He assumed the position on July 12, 2021.
Lancette comes to Encompass Health from Fairlawn’s joint venture partner, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, the largest healthcare system in Central Massachusetts. He has served in a number of leadership roles over his 25 years within the UMass system, most recently serving as Associate Vice President as well as Interim Associate Chief Nursing Officer for their Field Hospital Operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also served as the Director of Cardiovascular Diagnostic and Interventional Services. Prior to UMass, he served as a Chief Nurse and Commander in the U.S. Army Reserve while rising to the rank of Major. His expertise includes patient flow management, strategic planning, progressive leadership, operations management, and effective communication.
“Pete brings more than 25 years of experience serving in clinical and operational roles in varied healthcare settings to our hospital’s leadership team, and I am confident he will make incredible contributions to Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital,” said Pat Tuer, President of Encompass Health’s Northeast Region. “Pete is an effective communicator with the ability to create vision, provide direction, and create actionable results. He shares our value and commitment to exceptional patient care and will continue to elevate the high quality rehabilitative care our hospital provides to patients in our community.”
Lancette earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s degrees in business and nursing, all from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. He also has an associate’s degree in nursing from Quinsigamond Community College. Lancette is Nurse Executive Board Certified.
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