NEC member Dartmouth Hitchcock recently announced the creation of a new institute dedicated to developing health care leaders. The Conaty Institute for Transformational Health Care Leadership launched its’ inaugural program on March 26, 2015.
The institute will deliver programs to current and future industry leaders to educate them about the evolving state of healthcare delivery and how to assemble and manage innovative and empathetic teams. The program includes a class of mid-level leaders from across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock system and aims to teach them skills to lead teams, navigate changes, and develop innovative strategies. The Conaty Institute will expand its programs to include leaders from other organizations in 2016. The institute is named after Bill Conaty, a GE executive and member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock board, who provided a gift with his wife Sue, to help launch the institute.
“We at Dartmouth-Hitchcock are fortunate to have world-class leaders like Bill Conaty serve on our Board of Trustees. It is, in large part, because of their commitment and their stewardship that we can make progress toward creating a sustainable health system. As Bill often advocates, for an organization to be truly innovative it requires an ongoing investment in its people, its leaders. It is only through an energized and united workforce that bold goals can be achieved,” said Dr. James N. Weinstein, CEO and President, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health.
The New England Council applauds Dartmouth-Hitchcock for its work to educate and train the future leaders of healthcare.