Andover resident Irving E. "Chip" Rogers, III, former chairman and publisher of The Eagle-Tribune Publishing Co. and the Andover Townsman, has been named chairman of the Lahey Clinic's Board of Trustees.
James W. Henderson, retired president of the Analytical Systems Engineering Corporation (ASEC) of Burlington, has been named vice chairman. Both previously served on the Lahey Board.
"Both Chip and Jim have long histories of running large corporations with many employees and experience that is of great value to Lahey," said Lahey President and Chief Executive Officer David M. Barrett, MD, in a release. "As we face the many challenges that all academic medical centers will in the coming years, I look forward to working with them and feel secure in knowing they are on our team."
As chairman for the publishing company, Rogers, published four daily and five weekly newspapers serving northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, including the Andover Townsman. He led strategic and operating aspects for the company, including recruiting talent, building management teams and planning strategic growth.
A graduate from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, Rogers holds an MBA from Babson College. He has served on various other boards, including TD Banknorth (Maine), the Boys and Girls Club, Lawrence, and Brooks School, North Andover.
Rogers has served Lahey's Board of Trustees since 2000.
Henderson was CEO and president of ASEC, headquartered in Burlington, for 25 years.
Lahey Clinic is located in Burlington and Peabody, Mass., with 327 licensed hospital beds and 11 community physician group practices. In 2008, its operating revenues were $833 million.
A physician-led, nonprofit group practice and teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the clinic provides health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation.