Manion named DHMC’s new chief operating officer

Tom Manion (Courtesy photograph)

Tom Manion (Courtesy photograph)

Published: 02-20-2024 3:39 PM

LEBANON — Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center has reached within the family and down the highway to find its new chief operating officer.

Tom Manion, who since 2020 has been president and chief executive officer of New London Hospital, has been named COO of DHMC, succeeding Jeff O’Brien, who retired in October.

As COO, Manion, 40, will oversee administrative and operational leadership of DHMC’s acute care services, ambulatory and out-patient practices, ancillary services, research and graduate medical education programs.

“Under his guidance, NLH achieved significant milestones and accomplishments including executing a multi-million-dollar financial turnaround plan, and spearheading outstanding employee retention efforts and improving employee engagement. After an extensive national search, we believe he is the right person at the right time for Dartmouth Health’s academic medical center,” Patrick Jordan, chief operating officer of Dartmouth Health, said in a news release on Tuesday.

Before he joined NLH, Manion was vice president of the University of Vermont Health Network’s Porter Medical Group in Middlebury, Vt.

Dartmouth Health is a network of hospitals, clinics and health care services across the Twin States and includes Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Cheshire Medical Center, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center and New London Hospital, among others.