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DHMC Announces Two New Board of Trustees Members

Lebanon — Former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg, Google executive Matthew Dunne and three physicians have joined the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Board of Trustees, hospital officials announced yesterday.

“While Dartmouth-Hitchcock is rapidly becoming a national leader in the changes to health care, our highest priority is still the patients of our region,” said Robert Oden, Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s board chairman. “These new additions to our board give us the best of both: a wide range of knowledge and experience at the national and regional level, and an intimate knowledge of our institution, including its people and its patients.”

Gregg represented New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate from 1993 until 2011. Before that he served as the state’s governor from 1989 to 1993. Gregg has strong Dartmouth ties, as his three children attended Dartmouth College. He also was awarded an honorary doctorate from Dartmouth in 2006.

Dunne, who is the head of community affairs at Google, is a Hartland resident who was elected to the Vermont House at the age of 22 and served seven years before joining the Clinton administration as the director of AmeriCorps VISTA. In 2002 he returned to Vermont and was elected to two terms in the Vermont Senate.

Physicians Steven Paris, Richard Powell and Richard Rothstein joined Dunne and Gregg on the board. Paris is the medical director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Manchester. Powell is Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s section chief of vascular surgery and a professor of surgery and radiology at Geisel School of Medicine. Rothstein, who is also a professor at the Geisel School of Medicine, has served on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock board previously and is currently chairman of the department of medicine.