Chief Executive Officer and President
Joanne M. Conroy, MD, has led Dartmouth Health as chief executive officer and president since 2017, overseeing the management of the state's only academic health system and largest private employer in a complex and rapidly evolving healthcare landscape.
Under Conroy's leadership the system's flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, is regularly ranked as the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report.
Conroy also has moved Dartmouth Health to continue broadening its service to New Hampshire and Vermont communities through partnerships and collaborations in both states. The Dartmouth Health system now includes four hospitals and a home health agency, and a longstanding, strong relationship with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth continues to provide key academic and research collaborations to train the next generation of physicians.
Conroy has long been a vocal advocate for increasing the role of women in leadership, and is often singled out as a role model for other women who aspire to become leaders and agents for positive change in healthcare.
Conroy was named to the American Hospital Association's Board of Trustees in 2019, and in 2022 was named Chair-Elect Designate, to serve as chair of the AHA Board in 2024.
In December, 2022, Conroy was ranked #18 on Modern Healthcare magazine's list of "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare." Other recent national and regional awards and honors of note include being named to Becker's Hospital Review's "Top 113 Great Leaders in Healthcare" list and the 2021 Citizen of the Year by the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Conroy received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College and earned her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is board certified with the American Board of Anesthesiologists.