Tom Manion, MPA, named Chief Operating Officer of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Tom Manion, MPA
Tom Manion, MPA

Tom is a dynamic, innovative and people-focused leader...After an extensive national search, we believe he is the right person at the right time for Dartmouth Health’s academic medical center.

Patrick F. Jordan III, MBA

Tom Manion, MPA, the current President and Chief Executive Officer of New London Hospital (NLH), has been named Chief Operating Officer of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). NLH and DHMC are both members of Dartmouth Health.

As Chief Operating Officer, Manion will oversee the administrative and operational leadership of DHMC's acute care services, ambulatory and out-patient practices, ancillary services, research and Graduate Medical Education. In his role as COO, Manion will work to enhance operational processes and to establish procedures which can most effectively support the organization's priorities along with assuring that care delivery is high-quality and safe. Additionally, Manion will focus on growing and optimizing patient access, and continuing to maintain DHMC's financial stability.

"Tom is a dynamic, innovative and people-focused leader," said Patrick F. Jordan III, MBA, Chief Operating Officer of Dartmouth Health. "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."

Manion joined NLH in March 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, after serving as the Vice President of the University of Vermont Health Network's Porter Medical Group in Middlebury, VT. He successfully led the organization through an unprecedented time of stress and uncertainty. "The decision to leave behind an organization as dynamic and dedicated as NLH was not an easy one," said Manion. "I take comfort knowing I will still be in this wonderful community and still part of Dartmouth Health aligning our efforts for the future. I have no doubt that under the capable stewardship of our talented leadership team, NLH will continue to thrive."

Manion succeeds Jeff O'Brien, who retired in October. The NLH Board of Trustees will appoint an interim president and begin a thorough search for a successor. Manion will assume this new role on April 8, 2024.

About Dartmouth Health

Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 56 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the state’s only children’s hospital, and multiple clinic locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Bennington and Windsor, VT; Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.