Dr. Joanne Conroy
President and CEO, Dartmouth Health
Conroy, an anesthesiologist, has led the New Hampshire-based academic health system since 2017. Under her leadership, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center became Dartmouth Health’s sixth hospital member in 2023. The system’s flagship Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center this year also opened a new 64-bed patient pavilion to provide more specialty and sub-specialty inpatient care to the region. Conroy has noted the challenges facing rural health organizations in the U.S., stressing the need for innovative solutions. Earlier in her career, she was CEO of Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and chief healthcare officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges. She is a member of the American Hospital Association’s board of trustees and will chair the board in 2024. She is a founding member of Women of Impact, a group of high-achieving women healthcare executives.