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Harry Dorman announces retirement as APD’s President & CEO

June 29, 2012—Harry G. Dorman, III, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital announced on Friday that he will retire on May 1, 2013.

Dorman, who has over 35 years of experience as a healthcare executive, was appointed the hospital's president in 2002. His accomplishments include attaining APD’s Critical Access designation, the $4.3 million dollar capital campaign that funded the expansion and renovation of the Robert A. Mesropian Center for Community Care, initiating patient safety programs, the expansion of services including the Elizabeth S. Hughes Care Unit and The Woodlands at Harvest Hill, the development of strategic plans and community initiatives, strengthening APD's relationship with other local healthcare institutions and the current renovation of the Donald Faulkner Dickey Medical–Surgical wing.

Among his proudest endeavors at the hospital, he said, was making APD financially viable. “It has been my pleasure to work with a fantastic leadership team and amazingly dedicated hospital and medical staffs,” said Dorman. “I am impressed daily with the quality, dedication and the heart of their caring approach to our patients has made.”

“It’s a rarity when you meet someone like Harry whose intelligence, inner strength and approachability make him a truly inspiring leader,” stated Michael Harris, Chair, Hospital Board of Trustees. “He embodies a wonderful commitment to his work, his staff and to the vital role that community hospitals play within our healthcare system.”

From Lebanon to Lebanon—Dorman, who was born in the Middle East’s Lebanon, arrived in Lebanon, NH after leadership roles at the UMASS Memorial Medical Center and the Memorial Health System in Worcester, MA. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College and his Masters in Health Services Administration from Cornell University. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the NH Hospital Association.

As Dorman prepares to retire, the community hospital remains committed to providing the best possible care to Upper Valley residents and is delighted to announce that APD’s current Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Susan E. Mooney has accepted the leadership role. She will assume the role of President of the hospital in October 2012 and President and CEO of the system in May 2013.

“My wife, family and I have been planning for this transition for some time,” Dorman added. “The decision to retire is among the most difficult of my career but has been made easier knowing that Sue has accepted this new role. She brings a tremendous amount of operational experience combined with the hands-on experience of a healthcare provider. She has earned the trust and respect of physicians and employees at all levels by balancing collaboration with a sound determination that results in consistent growth and improvement.”

Susan E. Mooney, MD, MS, FACOG, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer joined APD in 2000 as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist . In 2007 she was appointed as the Medical Director of Quality, after temporarily leaving  OB/GYN practice to obtain a Masters in Quality Improvement from the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth College, (now The Dartmouth Institute), and to complete a Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars Fellowship. In 2010 Dr. Mooney was appointed as the Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Mooney received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of New Mexico Medical Center at Albuquerque. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dorman added, “Dr. Mooney has a great skill for keeping you engaged, holding you accountable and making you feel valued, which will help provide an environment of stability during this time of healthcare reform.”

Read more: Alice Peck Day CEO Says He'll Step Down Next Year
Valley News article from Saturday, June 30, 2012