St. Johnsbury, VT – Michael Costa has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of Northern Counties Health Care, Inc. (NCHC). Most recently serving as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Vermont Heath Access, which administers Vermont’s public health insurance system, Michael brings an in-depth understanding of Vermont’s Medicaid program, state and federal health policy, and strategic and risk management to the Northern Counties Health Care CEO position. While in state government, Michael led teams that created statewide and local partnerships to improve the health and human services sectors. These collaborations led to innovations in the way the State pays hospitals, physicians, and mental health providers, each project focused on improving the health of Vermonters. Michael will assume the role of CEO on March 25, 2019.
“We are fortunate to attract and hire someone like Michael to come to Northern Counties Health Care as he brings a strong connection to the Vermont health care industry and state government network. Under Michael’s leadership, Northern Counties will continue to deliver responsive and high-quality health care to the communities of the Northeast Kingdom while navigating the ever-changing health care industry,” expressed Northern Counties Health Care Chairperson, Thad Richardson.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bates College and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. In addition, he recently received a Master of Heath Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Michael graduated from the Snelling Center’s Vermont Leadership Institute, and the Millbank Memorial Fund Emerging Leaders Program. He lives in Norwich, Vermont with his wife and two boys.
Northern Counties Health Care, Inc. is an area non-profit organization serving the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with a rural network of five community health centers, three dental practices, and a home care and hospice division.