Joan Welch has been appointed chief financial officer at Parkland Medical Center, an 86-bed regional acute-care hospital in Derry, New Hampshire. Welch has more than 16 years of healthcare administration experience with HCA Healthcare and comes to Parkland from the hospital’s New Hampshire sister facility, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, where she was the associate chief financial officer.

“Joan’s proven background in leadership positions at several HCA Healthcare hospitals combined with her passion for helping others grow personally and professionally makes her a great fit for Parkland Medical Center,” said John Skevington, chief executive officer of Parkland Medical Center. “We are delighted to have Joan join our executive leadership team and look forward to her contributions to Parkland and within the community.”

Welch has an accounting degree from Franklin Pierce University. She began her career as a staff accountant at Osceola Regional Hospital in Kissimmee, Florida, and joined the HCA Healthcare Executive Development Program in 2022. During her tenure with HCA Healthcare, Welch has worked at four hospitals across three divisions.

“I am honored to join the leadership team at Parkland and look forward to working alongside the dedicated team of healthcare professionals at the hospital and with members of the community as we continue to advance care across the greater Derry region,” Welch said.