Northern New England health system CEOs to address rural healthcare crisis during live roundtable May 22

Rural Healthcare CEO Roundtable graphic with photos of Joanne Conroy, Andrew Mueller, and Sunny Eappen

Rural healthcare systems continue to face unique and growing challenges. To highlight and address critical concerns, CEOs from Dartmouth Health, MaineHealth and the University of Vermont Health Network will engage in a YouTube Live conversation on May 22, 2023, at 3 pm EST.

Concerned citizens, healthcare providers, community leaders, politicians and members of the media are encouraged to watch the live roundtable online. Topics addressed will include academic healthcare in rural New England, the impact of workforce, housing, payer, regulatory and inflation challenges, and innovations that preserve and improve access to high-quality care.

Panelists include:

  • Joanne Conroy, MD, CEO and President, Dartmouth Health
  • Andrew Mueller, MD, Chief Executive Officer, MaineHealth
  • Sunny Eappen, MD, MBA, President and CEO, The UVM Health Network

The roundtable will be moderated by Bipartisan Policy Center Senior Vice President Bill Hoagland and can be viewed live on May 22, 3 pm EST on YouTube.

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.