Ed Shanshala, MSHSA, MSED
CEO, Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Inc.
Ed is the CEO of Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Inc (ACHS) a Federally Qualified Health Center located in the rural White Mountains of northern New Hampshire. In addition to his role as CEO he is a past president and board director of Bi-State Primary Care Association, board director and president of the North Country Health Consortium, board trustee of Littleton Regional Healthcare, a founding board director of North Country Rural Accountable Care Organization, New Hampshire Rural Accountable Care Organization, and the North Country Community Care Organization.
Through his leadership as the ACHS CEO, ACHS has demonstrated innovation with the following collaborations. New Hampshire Citizen’s Health Initiative Patient Centered Medical Home pilot project, medical / legal partnership with George Washington University, Patient Safety Organization (PSO) pilot project with the ECRI Institute and Health Resource Service Administration (HRSA), dental and oral health workforce development site with the University of New England &HRSA, and a patient safety clinical pharmacy (PSPC) collaborator with HRSA.
In his role as a faculty member and co-chair of PSPC 4.0-5.0 he has provided, expanded the integration of clinical pharmacy services along the continuum of care by continued work on poly – pharmacy with the Alliance for Integrated Medication Management, engaging with The New England QIN-QIO / Healthcentric Advisors in partnership with Qualidigm to embed an FQHC pharmacist in a CAH as part of a CMS ACO pilot project, and participating in The New England QIN-QIO / Healthcentric Advisors in partnership with Qualidigm on antibiotic stewardship pilot project.
Ed brings an eclectic background to healthcare leadership with undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biotechnology from Rochester Institute of Technology, a MSEd from the University of Rochester , and an MSHSA from Rochester Institute of Technology. His professional and personal experience is circuitous and eclectic including pharmacokinetic research, sliding Luge with the US Luge Association, and being educated as a classical pianist. He, his wife Leah and son Spencer reside in Bethlehem, NH and spend their free time exhausting the pages in their passports in seeing as much of the world as possible in their free time.