Chief Executive Officer


Chief Executive Officer

Cheshire Medical Center

Dartmouth Health


Dartmouth Health is pleased to announce a national search for the Chief Executive Officer of Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, New Hampshire.

Cheshire Medical Center is seeking an inspirational and innovative leader who is able to foster program development and sustainable growth. The successful candidate will be an effective organizational strategist with a track record of accomplishing big goals and maintaining positive relationships with community partners and local media. The leader should be able to develop critical trust with Cheshire’s provider teams and be committed to developing a diverse culture of inclusion and belonging for patients and staff alike. Cheshire Medical Center is seeking a leader with strong financial acumen, a track record with philanthropy, and experience implementing impactful quality, safety and financial improvements.

About Cheshire Medical Center:

Cheshire Medical Center is a 169-bed, community hospital with the mission of leading its community to optimal health and wellness through clinical and service excellence and compassion for every patient. It is the 14th hospital to be named an American Hospital Association “Living the Vision” awardee (2013) and is the 2010 New Hampshire Healthcare Business of the Decade. With a vision focused on continual health outcome improvement, Cheshire Medical Center strives to remain a sustainable regional resource. Cheshire Medical Center is a member of the Dartmouth Health system.

Dartmouth Health Keene comprises the majority of the Cheshire medical staff. It is a 240 physician and advanced practice provider, multi-specialty community practice and a division of the Dartmouth Health Clinic based in Lebanon, NH. This diverse group of professionals is committed to quality and patient safety, continuous process improvement and clinical measurement. The Clinic is a nationally recognized leader in population health and the patient-centered medical home care delivery model. It is innovative and collaborative in its use of integrative medicine, value-based care, accountable-care models and electronic health records.

The community of Keene is a picturesque, college town in the Monadnock Region of southwestern New Hampshire. The cost of living, stable real estate market, and excellent schools and neighborhoods makes Keene an ideal place to call home.

About Dartmouth Health:

Dartmouth Health is New Hampshire’s largest, and only academic, health system. Dartmouth Health serves patients from across northern New England and provides access to more than 1,800 providers. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Dartmouth Cancer Center, the Dartmouth Health Children’s hospital, 5 member hospitals, 30 ambulatory clinic locations across the region, a Visiting Nurse Association, and the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care.

At Dartmouth Health, we believe that the diversity of our patients, people, and community shows a strength we support and celebrate. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone to thrive, honoring all within our organization and the communities we serve. Our belief is simple and actionable: Dartmouth Health is better when we embrace each other with open hearts and minds, confront our biases, and take a stand for equity and inclusion.

About the job:

The CEO of Cheshire Medical Center is responsible for managing and directing the organization in accordance with its mission, vision, and values and will serve as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees. The CEO will provide leadership and direction for the organization’s continued integration into the Dartmouth Health system, promoting a system-wide focus and an atmosphere of “oneness” to advance the Dartmouth Health mission and ensure system objectives are met and quality healthcare services are delivered by staff and the DH-employed physician group in a cost-effective and efficient manner for the patients and communities served.

The CEO establishes current and long-range objectives, plans, and policies; provides leadership across the spectrum of diverse organizational operations and strategic initiatives including those focused on creating a culture of patient safety and ensuring quality care and service/population health; ensures regulatory and legal compliance for the organization and effective financial stewardship, people management, board governance, development, physician relations, system member relations and community relations; and provides guidance, direction and authorization to ensure successful implementation of major initiatives, including appropriate accountability to ensure the expectations of the organization are achieved.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a master’s degree or higher in health administration, public health, or a related field. They may possess a physician or other clinician credential and associated license to practice, but this is not required.

Candidates must possess a minimum of 7-10 years of experience in executive level health care leadership. Experience in a non-profit organization and community hospital environment is preferred. Experience in a complex system with both ambulatory and acute functions is valuable.

Candidates are requested to supply a resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, and diversity statement for this search.

Please address cover letters to the Search Chair:

Mark Gavin

Vice Chair, Cheshire Medical Center Board of Trustees

All application material should be submitted to:

Carrie Moore, MBA, CPRP
Executive Recruiter, Dartmouth Health  


Dartmouth Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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