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At VRH, you are at the center of our coordinated care system, where efficient, effective services are tailored to your needs by providers you know and trust.
Our staff strives to provide compassionate, affordable, high quality care in our community. We offer a spectrum of services from urgent need and emergency services, to regular check ups and medical imaging. Through provider partnerships, we are able to offer an array of specialty services to connect you with the care you need.
We look forward to earning the privilege to be a partner in your health.
Valley Regional Healthcare Names Deanna Howard Interim CEO
Claremont, NH – It is with great pleasure that Valley Regional Healthcare announces Deanna Howard as interim President & CEO, effective February 18, 2019. Ms. Howard, a resident of Etna, most recently was the Vice President of Regional Development for Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, and is currently providing healthcare consulting services. Additionally, Ms. Howard is the past Chairman of the New Hampshire Hospital Association, and is a current member of the Board of Trustees of Mt. Ascutney Hospital, Crotched Mountain Foundation and the Society for the Protection of NH Forests. She is the former Chief Executive Officer of Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook.
“I’m very excited about providing interim leadership services at Valley,” said Howard. I have worked with Valley Regional Healthcare staff during my employment with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and served on the Valley Board of Trustees for several years. This is an exciting time at Valley Regional, and I look forward to joining the team.”
Ms. Howard was appointed after current President & CEO Peter J. Wright, FACHE, announced his resignation. Wright will remain with Valley until March 8, 2019.
”Deanna Howard has the experience and wealth of knowledge the Board was looking for in choosing the right Interim President & CEO, and she will execute a smooth leadership transition at Valley Regional Healthcare,” said Patti Putnam, Chair of Valley Regional Board of Trustees.
Howard’s focus at Valley Regional will be to utilize her wealth of knowledge to improve hospital operations, explore growth opportunities, and collaborate with colleagues and providers to advance the hospital.
A search for a permanent President & CEO is currently underway.