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Robert Lee Whidden

Robert Lee Whidden, American healthcare consultant. National Merit scholar, 1960-1961; named to Honorary Order Kentucky Colonels.


  • Whidden, Robert Lee was born on October 10, 1943 in Beverly, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Robert Lee and Phyllis Alma (Patch) Whidden.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in English, Harvard University, 1965.


    • Division director Lowell (Massachusetts) General Hospital, 1970-1975. Assistant administrator Union Hospital, Lynn, Massachusetts, 1975-1985. President Surgi/1 division, 1984-1986, R.L. Whidden and Company, Andover, Massachusetts, since 1986, Query, Andover, since 1986.

      Principal consultant Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, Massachusetts, since 1987, Boston Regional Medical Center, Stoneham, Massachusetts, since 1988. Hospital representative delegated review committee Eastern Massachusetts Professional Standards Review Organization, board directors, since 1984. Ex-officio member Integrated Data Demonstration Grant Committee Blue Cross Massachusetts, since 1982.

      Health care advisor Government of Anguilla, British West Indies, 1989-1991. Consultant health affairs British Department Territories, 1990-1993. Board directors Lowell Area Continuing Education Center, National Foundation Environmental Control, 1971, Hospice of North Shore, Inc.

      Board directors, chairman Northshore Manpower Coalition. Corporation education advisory board North Shore Community College, since 1981. Member North Shore Economic Council, since 1981.

      Member Massachusetts Health Data Advisory Council.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Fellow American College Health Care Executives (life). Member Massachusetts Hospital Association (life. Program review committee since 1982, chairman management committee since 1984, facilities and service committee class of 1987), New England Hospital Assembly, American Society Law and Medicine, Health Care Management Association, American Management Association, Order Paul Revere Patriots, Phi Beta Kappa, Myopia Polo Club (patron), Hasty Pudding Club, Andover Tennis Club.


    • Married Lois Ann Lapeza, March 4, 1972.
    • father: Robert Lee Whidden
    • mother: Phyllis Alma (Patch) Whidden
    • spouse: Lois Ann Lapeza
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    Born October 10, 1943
    (age 74)