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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Launches the Conaty Institute for Transformational Health Care Leadership

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Launches the Conaty Institute for Transformational Health Care Leadership

With an initial gift from Board of Trustees member Bill Conaty and his wife, Sue, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health care system proudly announces the formation of a new institute dedicated to developing health care leaders who can help create the future model of care - a sustainable health system.

The Conaty Institute for Transformational Health Care Leadership will deliver programs aimed at current and future executive leaders to learn about the constantly evolving state of health care delivery,  and how to inspire and manage teams with vision, inspiration, and emotional and social respect for others.

Bill Conaty served 40 years with General Electric, leading the global company's human resources strategy and talent recruitment and development for 15 years and was widely recognized as an invaluable business partner to GE CEOs Jack Welch and Jeff Immelt.

"We at Dartmouth-Hitchcock are fortunate to have world-class leaders like Bill Conaty serve on our Board of Trustees. It is, in large part, because of their commitment and their stewardship that we can make progress toward creating a sustainable health system. As Bill often advocates, for an organization to be truly innovative it requires an ongoing investment in its people, its leaders. It is only through an energized and united workforce that bold goals can be achieved," said Dr. James N. Weinstein, CEO and President, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health.

The first program from the Conaty Institute is a high potential, mid-level leader development program, the result of a partnership between Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Department of Learning and Leadership Development, The Dartmouth Institute, and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. The inaugural program explores a variety of topical issues relating to leading in the rapidly changing and complex landscape of health care.

Led by D-H Chief Human Resources Officer John Malanowski and Department of Medicine Chair Dr. Richard Rothstein, the inaugural program launched on March 26, 2015 and includes a class of mid-level leaders from across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock system. Leaders in the program are developing the skills to lead and inspire teams, manage and guide change, and develop and formulate strategy. The program will also develop the operational and managerial skills needed to prioritize and execute the multiple responsibilities of a D-H clinical or administrative leader.

Starting in 2016, The Conaty Institute will expand its programs to invite leaders from other organizations to participate in this exciting and collaborative health care learning environment. To learn more about the program, contact Belinda Peavey, Program Director at (603) 653-1578 or

About Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) is a nonprofit academic health system that serves a patient population of 1.2 million in New England. Anchored by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation; the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; affiliate hospitals in Keene and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT; and 24 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. D-H provides access to more than 1,000 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine. In partnership with the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT, it trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research.