Mr. Clairmont retired as President/CEO of LRGHealthcare in August of 2014. He was affiliated with the Lakes Region General Hospital since 1971. Prior to being appointed President/CEO in March of 1989, Mr. Clairmont served as Executive Vice President, Vice President of Operations and Finance, Director of Fiscal Services, Comptroller and Accountant for the Hospital. He served as CEO of Franklin Regional Hospital since July of 2001. He is an Honors graduate of St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont, where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business. In 1985, Mr. Clairmont received his Masters in Business Administration with High Honors from Boston University, with a concentration in Healthcare Management.
Mr. Clairmont served as a member of several community organizations including the following: Belmont Elderly Housing, Board Member; Caring Community Network of the Twin Rivers, Board Member; Community Health & Hospice, Incorporator; Health First Family Care Center, Board Member/Treasurer; Laconia Savings Bank, Incorporator; New Hampshire Healthy Kids Corporation, Board Member/Treasurer; Rural Health Coalition of N.H., Member/Past Chairman; and Taylor Community, Incorporator.
His past affiliations also include: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.H., Advisory Committee Member; New Hampshire Hospital Association and Foundation for Healthy Communities, Chairman and Board Member; American Hospital Association Region I Policy Board, N.H. Delegate; Belknap County Economic Development Council, Board Member; Belmont Fire & Rescue, Treasurer/Firefighter; Education Coalition of Central New Hampshire, Board Member; Governor’s Business Commission on Child Care and Early Childhood Education, Co-Commissioner; Governor’s Business Partners for Early Learning, Board Member; Greater White Mountain Chapter American Red Cross, Board Member; Lakes Region Childcare Financing Collaborative, Member; Lakes Region Community Development Clearinghouse, Board Member;Lakes Region Rotary Club, Member; Health Care Fund Community Grants Program, Advisory Committee Member; Endowment for Health, Advisory Council Member; New Hampshire Charitable Trust, Incorporator; and Lakes Region United Way, Board Member.
Under his leadership, Lakes Region General Hospital was a recipient of an American Hospital Association Nova Award in 1994, Business NH Magazine‘s Business of the Year for Healthcare in 1998, and Business NH Magazine‘s Business of the Decade for Health Care in 2000. Mr. Clairmont was the recipient of the 1996 Jim Irwin Award for Community Service in the Lakes Region and was one of eight recipients of the Business NH Magazine’s NH Leaders for the 21st Century in the category of Health Care. In July of 2012, LRGHealthcare celebrated the 10th anniversary of the merger of Lakes Region General Hospital and Franklin Regional Hospital.
Born at LRGH and a native of Belmont, Tom raises Arabian horses with his wife Karen. He has 3 children, Timothy, Kristen, and Matthew, two grandsons, Colin (11) and Aedan (8), and granddaughter Renee (2). Tom also enjoys gardening, haying, and caring for his honey bees.