Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hires New Chief Operating Officer

  • Patrick F. Jordan III has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system. (Courtesy photograph)

Valley News Staff Writer
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock has hired a new chief operating officer, the health system announced in a news release on Thursday afternoon.

Joanne Conroy, D-H’s new chief executive, appointed Patrick F. Jordan III to the position, which has been vacant since Dan Jantzen shifted over to become D-H’s chief financial officer in July 2016.

Jordan, like Conroy, comes to D-H from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Mass.

“I’m delighted that Pat Jordan has agreed to join us at Dartmouth-Hitchcock,” Conroy said in the release. “His long record of accomplishment in health care, and his skills and experience fit well with our outstanding leadership team here. I look forward to working with him again.”

For his part, Jordan said he was enthusiastic to be overseeing the operations of $1.9 billion health system when he begins on Monday.

“It is an incredible system with great people, who are changing health care for the better for the people of New Hampshire and Vermont, for northern New England, and for the nation,” he said in the release. “I look forward to joining their efforts.”

Jordan was unavailable for comment on Thursday afternoon, D-H spokesman Mike Barwell said. Barwell declined to provide Jordan’s age or salary information.

At Lahey, Jordan oversaw more than 5,000 employees at a facility with $1.2 billion in operating revenues and 350 inpatient beds, as well as outpatient services, according to the release. He also managed the real estate and supply chain for the larger Lahey Health System.

Before going to Lahey in 2014, Jordan was chief operating officer of Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., where he also served as interim president from 2012-13.

His experience also includes eight years at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he worked as the director of radiology and in materials management.

Jordan holds an executive master’s of business administration from Suffolk University in Boston and is a veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division and U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He was awarded the Bronze Star during the Persian Gulf War.

He sits on the boards of trustees for Suffolk University and New England Life Care and lives with his wife, Katherine, and children Patrick and Riley, in Reading, Mass.

Jordan’s hiring is the second change in D-H’s leadership in the past week.

It comes just six days after former Vice President of Communications and Marketing Josh McElveen resigned his post.

McElveen cited the long commute from his home in Brookline, N.H., and “philosophical differences” as reasons for his departure, which took place just seven months after he took the job.

Nora Doyle-Burr can be reached at  ndoyleburr@vnews.com or 603-727-3213.