At the Hospitals: D-H Chief Medical Officer Earns Fellowship

  • Maria Padin MD

  • Sandra Wong MD

  • Kim Carboneau

  • April Lyman

Sunday, December 03, 2017
D-H Chief Medical Officer Earns Fellowship

Lebanon — Dr. Maria Padin, chief medical officer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, is one of 18 women from around the country selected for a Carol Emmott Fellowship, given to women in health organizations who have demonstrated potential to ascend to senior executive and board-level roles.

The fellowship is designed to overcome the underrepresentation of women in senior executive and board-level positions in health care and aims to help them overcome systemic barriers that influence decision making, according to a news release from the Oakland, Calif.-based Carol Emmott Fellowship for Women Leaders in Health.

Fellows are nominated by their sponsoring organization and must submit a proposed “impact project.” They continue to work for their organizations during the fellowship as they work on their projects.

“We will all benefit when men and women from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives lead together,” Christine Malcolm, executive director of the Carol Emmott Fellowship, said in the release.

Padin, of Grantham, has been the chief medical officer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock since 2015. She joined Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord in 1997 in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, where she went on to serve as department chair and before becoming the medical director for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord in 2010. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and her clinical interests include robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecology and pelvic floor prolapse.

She earned her medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She earned her undergraduate degree at Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she worked in the nonprofit sector doing advocacy for Maternal Child Health in Los Angeles and with the March of Dimes.

She is the former treasurer and secretary of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and former vice chair of the New Hampshire section of the organization. She previously served as chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Concord Hospital.

Oncologist and Health Sciences Researcher Named to Geisel Professorship

Hanover — Surgical oncologist and health sciences researcher Dr. Sandra L. Wong has been named the William N. and Bessie Allyn Professor in Surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Wong, chair of surgery at Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock since 2015, is also the senior vice president of the Surgical Service Line at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and a professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

The professorship was established through a gift from 1932 Dartmouth College graduate William G. Allyn in honor of his parents, the medical school said in a news release. William N. Allyn founded Welch Allyn, a manufacturer of medical devices, in 1915, after developing the first direct-illuminating handheld ophthalmoscope. His son, William G. Allyn, provided free eye care to Welch Allyn employees and formed a family foundation to aid community charities.

At the medical school, endowed chairs support faculty members in their multiple roles of physician, teacher and researcher, allowing them the time and resources to mentor students and trainees and to collaborate with fellow faculty.

Wong oversees the 13 specialty sections within the department of surgery and all aspects of its research, education and clinical operations. She is also responsible for surgical care delivery across all Dartmouth-Hitchcock practice locations, regional affiliates and partner organizations.

Wong is a recognized authority in the management of soft tissue sarcomas, melanoma and Merkel cell carcinoma and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed studies in the scientific literature, the release said. She is currently studying variations in the quality and costs of cancer care and surgical episodes in order to inform the broader picture of health care reform. She also develops and evaluates clinical practice guidelines focused on improving patient outcomes.

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Adds to Human Resources Team

Lebanon — Kim Carboneau has joined the human resources department at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital as an HR business partner, directly supporting hospital managers.

Carboneau, who lives in Wilder, spent the previous 14 years at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s human resources division. She has extensive experience with employee relations, organizational development and benefits management.

“Joining the HR team at this community hospital is exciting to me,” Carboneau said in a news release. “I look forward to bringing my experience to the APD community.”

Carboneau has a law degree from Western New England College School of Law and is a licensed attorney in the state of Vermont. She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Vermont.

Mt. Ascutney Names October Employee of the Month

Windsor — April Lyman, of Hartland, was named Employee of the Month for October at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center.

As a billing patient accounts representative, Lyman is responsible for following up on bills to insurance companies, checking for accuracy of all information and forwarding resubmitted bills to the proper payer.

“If another biller is out for the day, April will be the first to go into that person’s assignments and start working on their accounts to keep the office and the hospital caught up,” Lyman’s supervisor, Bonnie Paquette, said in a news release. “She does this without being asked, and continues to complete her own work accurately, and on time. She’s a role model for the department.”

Lyman joined the Mt. Ascutney staff in 2014.

— Compiled by Kelly Burch