Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric C. Berthel as Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing. Berthel reports directly to Dennis McConville, Senior Vice President of Planning, Marketing and Communications. His primary responsibilities at ECHN focus on corporate communications and marketing, which includes employee communications, advertising, social media and media relations. His team includes the Communications Manager and Marketing Manager.
Berthel’s career accomplishments include almost 25 years of corporate communications, marketing and business development experience in the healthcare services industry. Prior to joining ECHN, Eric worked for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford as their Manager of Internal Communications. His past experience includes having been the Regional Director of Corporate Communications and Media Relations with American Medical Response Inc., in New Haven.
Berthel has a Bachelor's degree in English from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY, and his Master's degree in education from the University of Bridgeport. He is an elected member of the Watertown Public Schools, Board of Education, and also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board as its Secretary. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hartford Healthcare Federal Credit Union.