A busy first day for new Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO and President Dr. Joanne Conroy (left) included a meeting with VP for Information Services Martin Purcell (second from right) and Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. Peter Solberg (far right) in her Lebanon office. DH photo.
Vermont Business Magazine Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system (D-H) moves into the future today, as Joanne M Conroy, MD, begins her tenure as CEO and President of New Hampshire’s only academic health system.
“Today marks a true highlight of my career,” says Dr. Conroy. “When I walked through the doors of Dartmouth-Hitchcock this morning, I officially joined a community of health care professionals that I believe is second to none”
Conroy’s arrival is something of a homecoming. She is a 1977 graduate of Dartmouth College and fondly remembers her time in Hanover and the Upper Valley.
“It is wonderful to be back in a place I love. As the new President and CEO, I am committed to building upon the D-H tradition of excellence, and together we will strive to find new ways to improve the Dartmouth-Hitchcock experience for the people of Vermont and New Hampshire”
Conroy comes to D-H from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA, where she served as CEO. Her career also includes leadership positions at the Medical University of South Carolina, Atlantic Health System, and the American Association of Medical Colleges.
She has received several awards and honors, including being named one of the top 25 Women in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine and one of the “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders To Know” in 2015 and 2016 by Becker’s Hospital Review. She also holds several board positions and memberships in professional societies, and authored abstracts, book chapters, executive presentations, and numerous peer and non-peer reviewed articles.
DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK (D-H) is a nonprofit academic health system serving communities in northern New England. D-H provides access to more than 1,000 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, four affiliate hospitals, 24 ambulatory clinics and through the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT and NH. The D-H system trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research, in partnership with the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center.
Source: LEBANON, NH – Dartmouth-Hitchcock 8.7.2017