At the Hospitals
Alice Peck Day Expands Leadership As Health Care Reform Unfolds
Lebanon — With health care reforms unfolding, two roles formerly filled by one person at APD will now be held by two.
As part of a planned leadership transition, Susan Mooney has been named president and CEO of Alice Peck Day Health Systems. Her new role includes overseeing all of the services on the APD campus. Dr. Mooney will continue to serve as president and CEO of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital.
J. Todd Miller, APD’s vice president and chief operating officer, has been named CEO and president of the hospital’s Lifecare Center. The center includes APD’s two senior living facilities, Harvest Hill and The Woodlands.
The hospital’s former president and CEO, Harry Dorman, officially stepped down in November but stayed on to help with the transition. During his tenure, Dorman was president and CEO of both Alice Peck Day Health Systems and the Lifecare Center.
Having two people rather than one fill the roles “basically will give better oversight of operations on campus,” said Tony Venti, APD’s marketing and communications director. “We’re still waiting for Obamacare to be put into place
Since joining APD in 2000 as an obstetrician and gynecologist, Mooney has held several leadership positions, including chief medical officer and medical director for quality improvement.
She received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of New Mexico Medical Center at Albuquerque.
She also holds a master’s degree in quality improvement from the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth College.
Miller, who joined APD three years ago, formerly served as chairman of the corporation’s Board of Trustees.
He previously worked for 18 years as a manager with The Timken Company and 12 years as president of New Hampshire Industries.
He holds a master’s degree in organizational development and analysis from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati.
New London Hospital Executive Earns Health Care Management Credential
New London — Terry LeBlanc, chief operating officer at New London Hospital, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
To obtain the status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional and community involvement.
Fellows commit to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
Abuse Prevention Program
Lebanon — Abusive head trauma, formerly known as Shaken Baby Syndrome, is the most lethal form of child abuse. As part of a campaign to prevent it, the Injury Prevention Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock is offering free teaching kits to local high schools.
The materials address the “period of purple crying,” the long crying spells many babies experience between about two weeks and 5 months of age.
“It has been identified that crying is the most common trigger in these abusive events,” Debra Samaha, program director at the Injury Prevention Center, said in a recent news release.
The program, timed to coincide with Prevent Child Abuse Month, was created in collaboration with the Abusive Head Trauma Coalition in New Hampshire.
“When our coalition first formed, we were visited by a grandfather who lost his grandson to this form of abuse in New Hampshire,” Samaha said.
The child’s parents were in high school when the mother became pregnant, and he wanted to know if the group could do something for students.
A subsequent survey asked school nurses across New Hampshire whether their schools needed more information about purple crying.
More than 40 nurses replied asking for additional resources.
The Injury Prevention Center will offer 20 kits on a first come, first served basis to Upper Valley high schools. The secondary school-based curriculum guide and resource kit was created by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome.
For more information, call the center at 603-653-8360.
— Compiled by Aimee Caruso