New London Hospital’s Board of Trustees said thank you
and farewell to four exemplary Trustees at the annual
meeting of the Board on October 27.
These individuals have contributed years of experience
to the hospital over some very challenging times. Their
collective wisdom has strengthened our hospital’s patient
care and helped us meet significant financial challenges,”
said Anne Homes, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “Each
played an important role during our capital campaign
and renovation/expansion project. We will miss them
and we are very grateful for their service to the hospital.”
Leaving the Board are G. William Helm, Jr., Beverly Payne,
John Robb, MD and Patricia Tilley.
Bill Helm
is completing his second term as chair of the
Board, 2002–2008 and 2009–2012. As Chair, Bill oversaw
the hospital receiving Critical Access designation
in 2003, the transformation of the Health Information
System to electronic records, the launch and completion
of a $7.6 million capital campaign, and the opening
of the hospital’s new main entrance, physician practices
area and medical/surgical unit. Bill received the
Outstanding Trustee of the Year from the
New Hampshire Hospital Association.
Beverly Payne,
a long-time resident of Elkins joined
the Board in 2007 and has been an active member
of the Quality Committee and the Community Affairs
Committee. As a certified EMT, Bev has always been
a strong proponent of the NLH Ambulance Service.
As Director of Interventional Cardiology and Director
of the Cardiac Catherization Laboratories at DHMC,
Dr. Robb
brings a unique medical perspective to all
board discussions. As chair of the Quality Committee
he has brought passion and excitement to the discussions
on the quality of patient care and monitoring the
hospital’s quality programs. The value he has provided
to the initiatives around quality patient care has formed
the foundation of our continued work.
Patricia Tilley
became actively involved with the NLH
Board in 2005, sharing her knowledge as Administrator
of the Maternal and Child Health Section of the NH
Department of Health and Human Services to lead the
Human Resources Committee of the Board. As a strong
advocate for women’s health and pediatric services,
Tricia contributed guidance to those areas at NLH.
We thank each of these trustees for the gifts of their
time and knowledge to the growth and success
of New London Hospital.
Anne B. Holmes, recently elected as Chair of
the Board of Trustees of the hospital, has been a
Trustee since 2006. She led the transition of the
volunteers to the current Friends of New London
Hospital and has been an active member of the
Community Affairs and Development Committees.
Doug Lyon brings his vast experience as the
Colby-Sawyer College Treasurer from 1999 to
to the NLH Board of Trustees. Doug is a
resident of New London and a member of the
NLH Finance and Audit Committees.
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New Board Member
Trustees Leave Legacy of Leadership
Changes to the Board