CEO and President Susan Mooney honored as “Hero and Leader”


May 30, 2014

Lebanon, NH – The CEO and President of Alice Peck Day Health Systems (APD), Susan E. Mooney M.D., M.S., FACOG was honored yesterday by Vital Communities as a “Hero and Leader” who has “significantly reshaped the landscape of the Upper Valley” of New Hampshire and Vermont.

Mooney joined thirteen other women leaders who were recognized by Vital Communities for their contributions to the region. The other honorees include the following:

  • Merilynn Bourne - Executive Director, LISTEN Community Services
  • Barbara Couch - VP, CSR at Hypertherm, President of HOPE Foundation
  • Gail Dahlstrom - Vice President of Facilities Management, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
  • Julia Griffin - Town Manager, Town of Hanover
  • Jacqueline Guillette - Superintendent of Schools, Grantham SAU #75
  • Sara Kobylenski - Executive Director, Upper Valley Haven
  • Jeanie McIntyre - President, Upper Valley Land Trust
  • Jane Kitchel McLaughlin - The Kitchel-McLaughlin Family Fund
  • Suzanne Long - Farmer, Luna Bleu Farm
  • Betty Porter - One of the founders of Vital Communities
  • Allie Quinn - One of the founders of the Montshire Museum of Science
  • Bente Torjusen - Executive Director, AVA Gallery
  • Kathy Underwood - President and CEO, Ledyard Bank

“This is an extraordinary group of leaders, and I am honored and humbled to be included among them,” said Mooney. “It was a special evening not only for me, but also for APD, which remains committed to providing patient and family-centered health care services that are responsive to the health care needs of the Upper Valley.”

Dr. Mooney received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh’s 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 College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Mooney moved to the Upper Valley and joined APD as a fulltime OB/GYN in 2000. In 2005, she took a leave of absence to pursue her passion for improving health care quality. Through a fellowship at the White River Junction VA Medical Center, Mooney received a Master’s degree from the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences (now The Dartmouth Institute) at Dartmouth College. Upon her return to APD in 2007, Mooney became Medical Director of Quality and then Chief Medical Officer in 2009.

Mooney was appointed CEO and President of APD Memorial Hospital in November 2012 and became CEO and President of APD Health Systems, which includes the assisted and independent senior living facilities, Harvest Hill and the Woodlands, in April 2013. She works with a six-person senior leadership team that currently oversees approximately 500 employees.

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About Alice Peck Day Health Systems (APD)

After starting as a small cottage hospital in Lebanon, New Hampshire, APD today serves over 20 communities in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. It offers a wide range of services, including primary and family care, occupational health, orthopedic surgery, as well as specialty services such as rehabilitative care and neurosurgery. In addition, APD also provides both assisted and independent living facilities through Harvest Hill and the Woodlands. Please visit for more information.

Contact:         Peter Glenshaw, Associate Vice President, External Affairs, 603-448-7442 (w);603-738-8487 (c);