Valley Regional Hospital and Dartmouth Health to Host Public Listening Session on Proposed Affiliation

Dartmouth Health news release

Marking the next phase in a longstanding clinical and administrative collaboration, Valley Regional Hospital and Dartmouth Health recently signed a letter of intent (LOI) to affiliate. The organizations will hold a public listening session on Thursday, September 8, 2022, to provide information about the proposed affiliation and to accept comments and answer questions from the public.

The public listening session will be presented in a hybrid format—in-person and online via Zoom—therefore pre-registration is required. Those who attend virtually will be able to offer questions and comments.


  • What: Valley Regional Hospital - Dartmouth Health Public Listening Session
  • When: Thursday, September 8, 5:30 pm
  • Where: Claremont Savings Bank, 145 Broad Street, Claremont, NH, and online via Zoom
  • Who:
    • Jocelyn Caple, MD, MBA, Interim President and CEO, Valley Regional Hospital
    • Joanne M. Conroy, MD, President and CEO, Dartmouth Health
    • Joseph Perras, MD, CEO, CMO, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
    • Patricia Putnam, Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer II, Mascoma Bank, Chair of Board of Trustees, Valley Regional Hospital

For additional information and to register to attend in person or via Zoom, visit the Valley Regional Hospital website.

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