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NH Hospital Association Honors Harry Dorman for Outstanding Service in Health Care

September 28, 2012—The New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) recently honored local leaders in health care during the association’s 78th Annual Meeting at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods.

Harry Dorman, President and CEO of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, received the Leslie A. Smith President’s Award, bestowed upon an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the New Hampshire Hospital Association.

Dorman served as member of the NHHA Board of Trustees in a variety of capacities, including Chairman of the Board. His leadership and advocacy on legislative issues was invaluable to the NHHA, and he has been a long-time member of the Rural Health Coalition, having served as its Chair in 2007.

“Harry’s leadership is evident in his advocacy on legislative issues,” said NHHA President Steve Ahnen. “He seeks out every legislator and local official in his hospital service area and cultivates those relationships year to year, and makes sure that Upper Valley representatives and senators understand his hospital’s services and challenges, as well as the role the hospital plays in the community.

“By educating community leaders on statewide and national issues, he effectively conveys Association-wide priorities and messages which they bring back to Concord and share with their legislative colleagues,” Ahnen added, “and it’s no surprise he was recognized for his advocacy work in 2008 as being named an American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion.”

Dorman, who has over 35 years of experience as a healthcare executive, was appointed APD’s 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.

Harry G. Dorman, III, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital announced that he will retire on May 1, 2013. As Dorman prepares to retire, the community hospital remains committed to providing the best possible care to Upper Valley residents and is delighted to have APD’s current Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Susan E. Mooney accept the leadership role. She will assume the role of President of the hospital in November 2012 and President and CEO of the system in May 2013.

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Harry Dorman accepts the PRESIDENT'S AWARD from the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) with Nancy Formella, former Chair, NHHA Board of Trustees and Steve Ahnen, NHHA President.