Joanne Conroy, MD

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Demonstrating Leadership: A “Never Event” Can Show Who The Real Leaders Are

It was on a beautiful sunny afternoon in September, my sixth week on the job as CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock – a health system based in Lebanon, New Hampshire — when the pastoral innocence of our small community was shaken. On that Tuesday, September 12th at 1:24 pm, a middle-aged man walked into ICU room 17 of our medical center to see his ...

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Boston Teaching Hospitals: A Model of Preparation in Marathon Bombings

After the investigation, pursuit, and capture of those responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings, there was incredible elation across Boston and across the United States. I saw people glued to TVs in airports and workplaces. It is great when good triumphs over evil and the good guys win! The bombing affected so many permanently. Some lost loved ones. For ...

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Teaching Hospital Comparisons Benefit from Context

The Dartmouth Atlas Project released a study on October 30, 2012, entitled, “What Kind of Physician Will You Be? Variation in Health Care and Its Importance for Residency Training.” The data, and the conclusions of the report’s authors, bear closer examination. The data set focuses on the differences in the intensity of services that Medicare patients receive, ...

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