Southcoast Health President/CEO, Rochester resident honored by One Southcoast Chamber of Commerce

Nov 19, 2020

Rochester resident, and Southcoast Health President and CEO Keith Hovan accepted the Valcourt Outstanding Citizen Award on behalf of all 7,500 employees at the One SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting on Nov. 19.

“In 2020, the Valcourt Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award is not about any one individual. This year’s award recognizes so many amazing healthcare professionals across our entire South Coast region, including the heroic nurses, providers, support services, clinical staff, first responders and others behind the scenes who serve with valor and commitment to keep us all healthy and safe,” Hovan told Chamber members, gathered remotely via Zoom. 

For more than 50 years, the Outstanding Citizen Award has been given to business and community leaders with long records of volunteerism, leadership and lasting contributions, according to the Chamber. 

“We are so pleased to recognize Keith for his leadership, not just during these challenging pandemic times, but also throughout the past decade, when his tenure as President and CEO at Southcoast Health has been dedicated to the strengthening of our region through access and service,” said Brian LeComte, chair of the board of directors for the One SouthCoast Chamber.