Baystate Medical Center Names Sam Skura As New President

SPRINGFIELD — Sam Skura has been named president of Baystate Medical Center and senior vice president of Hospital Operations for Baystate Health.

Effective September 12, Skura will join the senior leadership team and report directly to Marion A. McGowan, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Baystate Health.

Skura has an extensive background in hospital leadership and was most recently COO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. In previous roles, he was senior vice president of ambulatory and clinical services and chief of administration at Beth Israel Deaconess.

Prior to Beth Israel Deaconess, Skura was Vice President of Clinical Operations at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. He also held leadership positions at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Partners Healthcare in Boston and Fallon Healthcare System in Worcester.

He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management, a master’s degree in public health from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree in arts and economics from Brandeis University.

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