Speaker Bio

Sharon Beaty

Former CEO of Mid-State Health Center in Plymouth and Bristol, New Hampshire

Track Leader- Healthcare

Sharon Beaty, a native of rural Texas, holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Texas Tech University. After working as a hospital laboratory technologist and administrator, Sharon obtained her Master of Business Administration from Baylor University and began consulting for professionals including physicians, dentists and attorneys. Sharon is a fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and an active member of Medical Group Management Association

She began the management and administration of medical practices in 1994 and has managed private, hospital-owned and independent non-profit practices in Texas, Kansas and New Hampshire. She has also served on advisory groups for the governor’s office, the New Hampshire Department of Insurance and Department of Health and Human Services as well as advisory councils to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Until 2019, she served as a board member for the North Country Health Consortium and the Grafton Regional Economic Development Council and remains on the advisory council for the Citizens Health Initiative in New Hampshire.

Sharon specializes in challenges faced by rural markets and primary care clinicians as well as in the development of integration of behavioral health and dental services with primary care. She collaborated with other rural primary care providers to create the North Country ACO that was recognized by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services as one of the first five Advanced Payment Model Accountable Care Organizations. Her experience includes recruitment and retention of professional staff and addressing the ongoing issue of reimbursement for primary care. She retired in 2018 after 16 years as CEO of Mid-State Health Center in Plymouth and Bristol, New Hampshire, and enjoys retired life in Keene, New Hampshire.

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