Tom Sands, MBA, MHA, FACHE

Interim Divisional President, Community, Beth Israel Lahey Health
President, Beverly, Addison Gilbert, and BayRidge Hospitals

About Tom Sands, MBA, MHA, FACHE

Tom SandsTom Sands is Interim Divisional President, Community for Beth Israel Lahey Health, and President of Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals.

As Interim Divisional President, Community, Tom oversees BILH's community hospitals and their ambulatory sites: Anna Jaques Hospital, Exeter Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth, and Winchester Hospital, as well as Beverly, Addison Gilbert and BayRidge Hospitals. In this role, he leads efforts to expand the delivery of exceptional care in community settings.

As President of Beverly, Addison Gilbert and BayRidge Hospitals, Tom leads the organizations in their mission to deliver innovative, high-quality, patient-centered care to communities across the North Shore.

Prior to joining Beth Israel Lahey Health, Tom served as President of Carney Hospital, a 159-bed hospital in Dorchester, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations. Previously, Tom was Chief Operating Officer at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, where he expanded patient services offerings, increased volume and implemented initiatives to strengthen the patient-family experience.

Tom came to Massachusetts from Georgia, where he spent 20 years in successive leadership roles at Navicent Health, a 637-bed teaching hospital. There, he oversaw customer service, diagnostic and therapeutic services, hospitality and support services and operations.

With a proven commitment to his communities, Tom has led and served on the boards of many community-based organizations, including the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, the United Way of Central Georgia, the Tubman Museum, and 100 Black Men of Macon-Middle Georgia.

Tom earned master's degrees in business administration and health administration from Georgia State University and his bachelor's degree in biology from Morehouse College. He is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.