The Dorchester House Board of Directors recently announced the selection of Walter J. Ramos as the next president and chief executive officer.
Ramos now serves as vice president of operations at Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA). He will begin in his new role at the end of November 2012, succeeding Joel Abrams, who retired Aug. 1st after 26 years as Dorchester House president and CEO.
Ramos began his healthcare career as director of administration for the Boston Public Health Commission. He was responsible for the public health component of Boston City Hospital as it merged with Boston Medical Center (BMC) to become a 1,200-person institution.
In 2007, Ramos was tapped to serve as BMC’s chief administrator for its HealthNet Plan, a $1 billion Medicaid-managed care organization.
In his current position at MHA, Walter leads and directs MHA’s operational functions, including information services, education, finance, human resources, building and office services, and non-dues programs. He oversees an $11 million budget and the association’s insurance agency.
Ramos holds a bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University and a juris doctor from Suffolk University Law School.