Michael Connelly, FACHE, CPA, MBA

Huggins Hospital, President & Chief Executive Officer

Mike has over 25 years of broad and varied experience in the healthcare industry. Over the course of his career, he has worked with integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, physician groups, community health centers, human service providers and emergency medical service providers. In his role at Huggins Hospital, Mike is leading a cultural transformation as well as a search for a strategic affiliation partner. Prior to joining Huggins in January 2012 as the EVP/COO, Mike was President/CEO of ProviderLogic, Inc; a healthcare consulting firm located in the Greater Boston area and was with the Partners HealthCare System (parent company of The Massachusetts General Hospital and The Brigham & Women’s Hospital) in Boston from 1997-2000 and again from 2001-2007 where he held management positions in finance, hospital operations and physician practice operations. His areas of expertise include executive and transformational leadership, strategic planning, finance, operations, governance and community relations. Mike is particularly well known for his turn-around experience, his ability to build highly-functioning teams and to drive improved financial and operational performance for healthcare organizations. A certified public accountant, he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Salem State College in Salem, MA and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management from Bentley College in Waltham, MA. From 2010-2011 he served as President and Chairman of the Board of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Massachusetts/Rhode Island Chapter where he has been active since 1993. Additionally, Mike served on the adjunct faculty at Simmons College and the Boston University School of Public Health where he taught several courses on non-profit accounting and healthcare finance. He currently serves on the boards of the New Hampshire Hospital Association, the Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Wolfeboro Economic Development Committee and has served on numerous non-profit boards and civic organizations over the course of his career. In addition to HFMA, Mike holds memberships in the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. A native of the Greater Boston area, Mike currently resides in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire. He is married with three college-age children.

  • Bentley University - MBA, Operations Management
  • Salem State University - BS, Business Administration/Accounting



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