Portsmouth, New Hampshire – Portsmouth Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome Thomas D. Wold, D.O. as its new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Wold has served as co-medical director of the ICU at Portsmouth Regional Hospital for the last nine months and will begin his new role on October 1.

“Our search for the right CMO stretched far and wide,” said Dean Carucci, CEO of Portsmouth Regional Hospital. “Ultimately, our best candidate came from within -- nominated by his peers. He has proven himself as both a compassionate physician and a leader of positive change in our organization. Tom’s diverse and broad background provides exactly what we need to serve this community and the seacoast as a whole.”

Together with Portsmouth’s newly aligned critical care team, Dr. Wold has been instrumental in solidifying Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit as the seacoast region’s preeminent critical care referral center. In addition, he has served on a number of committees, particularly focusing on blood, pain management and sepsis management for the organization. Before coming to Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Dr. Wold spent five and a half years at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center as an intensivist and played a major role in Lahey’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation. The implementation of EHR allowed him to work closely with hospital management and physician leadership to develop novel ordering systems and documentation tools to enhance patient safety and the quality of care.

“I am truly honored to serve as the physician leader for Portsmouth Regional Hospital,” said Dr. Wold. “The hospital is on an impressive upward trajectory. The quality of care, acuity, and the range of expert services are exceptional for a hospital of its size. While it remains a vital resource for the local community, it has grown into a regional referral center for the seacoast of New Hampshire and beyond. . The medical staff has exceptional skills and expertise that are attracting impressive new talent to the facility and region. The challenge of leading this talent through the many changes in healthcare, while maintaining the highest quality and value to the community, is a challenge I welcome and embrace.

Prior to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Wold served as the Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit at both Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA, and Elliot Memorial Hospital in Manchester, NH.

Dr. Wold earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, and a Master of Science in Physiology from Georgetown University prior to his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Critical Care Fellowship training at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Dr. Wold and his wife Carol are established New Englanders. They grew up in the greater Boston area, lived in Portsmouth during the years of Dr. Wold’s medical training at the University of New England and have enjoyed living in south/central New Hampshire for the last 10 years. They look forward to re-establishing themselves within the vibrant seacoast community along with their two children.