The Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Wesley W. Oswald has accepted the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer. Oswald is temporarily filling the position vacated by long-time NMC CEO Peter Hofstetter, who has accepted the CEO position at Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, New Mexico. Oswald has over 42 years experience in hospital administration. Long-time community members may remember Oswald from his 5-year tenure as the Chief Executive Officer at Northwestern Medical Center in the mid 80s. As a retired CEO, Oswald retired from full-time permanent work in 2002, and has spent the past seven years serving in multiple interim positions throughout the country. He will join NMC s Leadership Team on June 1st. We are pleased to welcome Wes back to Vermont to help us in the interim, said John Casavant, President of the NMC Board of Directors. His professional experience and his familiarity with our community will make for a smooth transition. Our Board and Medical Staff are working closely with QHR on a national CEO search, said Casavant. Early indications of interest in the position are very strong and we expect to have our new permanent CEO in place by the Fall. QHR provides NMC with management and consulting services to NMC and about 200 other hospitals nationally. Joining Casavant on the CEO Search Committee are Board Members Judy Ashley- McLaughlin, Greg Mruk, and Paul Clark, as well as physicians Dr. Stephen Payne, Dr. Lowrey Sullivan, and Dr. Audrey von Lepel.
Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero’s late penalty kick-started Manchester City’s Champions League campaign as they came from behind to beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 in a thrilling encounter in Germany.Nicolas Otamendi’s volley looked to have rescued a point for City following Lars Stindl’s opener eight minutes into the second half, but Aguero converted from 12 yards with two minutes remaining after he was fouled by Alvaro Dominguez.City had goalkeeper Joe Hart to thank for a string of superb stops in the first half, including a penalty save from Raffael. But, after deservedly going behind, Manuel Pellegrini’s team finished strongly and sealed their first win in Group D courtesy of their talisman Aguero.Despite shipping four at White Hart Lane at the weekend, there was no sign of cautiousness in City’s approach from the first whistle. The visitors should have taken the lead after just four minutes when Raheem Sterling raced to the byline and squared for Aguero but the forward was denied from point-blank range by Yann Sommer.The Borussians had their first sight at goal five minutes later when Raffael launched a swift counter-attack and fed Patrick Herrmann but he shot wide.Andre Schubert’s side were given a glorious chance to opportunity to take the lead after Otamendi tripped Raffael in the box. The Brazilian took it upon himself to take the spot-kick but was brilliantly denied by Hart.Aguero was then guilty of more wasteful finished when he was played clean through from a long kick by Hart but he drilled wide.City had to rely on more heroics from Hart in the 34th minute after their defenders failed to pick up the menacing Raffael, but the England stopper stuck out a left hand to push away his effort.Moments later, the home side carved City open again as Raffael slipped in Herrmann and looked destined to score but Hart was quick off his line to make a brave block.City were at sixes and sevens at the back and were fortunate not to concede a second spot-kick when Fernandinho recklessly dived in on Lars Stindl. This time however, referee Clement Turpin decided to book the Monchengladbach man for simulation.The waves of home attacks continued at the start of the second half. Raffael broke the offside trap down the left channel and tried to bend a shot into the far corner, but Hart was there again to beat away.Hart’s rearguard was finally broken on 53 minutes as the home side once again breezed through City’s defence with ease. Julian Korb made a dash down the right and picked out Stindl with a low cut-back and the midfielder’s first-time drive found the bottom corner.Going behind was perhaps the perfect tonic for City, though. Pellegrini’s men hauled themselves level when Otamendi smashed a volley into the corner via a big deflection off on-loan Chelsea defender Marcus Christensen after Demichelis’s header had been cleared off the line despite replays showing it was clearly over.City had the momentum and went close through two Fernandinho efforts from long range, while Jesus Navas had a shot blocked off the line and Sterling failed to hit the target with a header.But, as the game entered its closing minutes, Aguero’s first touch was too sharp for Dominguez and the Argentine sent Sommer the wrong way to claim a vital victory for City.In the other game in Group D, Juventus maintained beat Sevilla 2-0 thanks to goals from Alvaro Morata and Simone Zaza. 1