September 28th, 2009
Bruce P. King, New London Hospital (NLH) President & CEO, was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of the NH Hospital Association at its 75th Annual Meeting held recently at the Mt. Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH. King has also served as the Association's Chairman-elect, Secretary Treasurer, and member of the Board.
In 1987, King moved to NH when he was appointed Vice-President of Finance at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock organizations. In 1996, he became Vice President of Contracting and Network Development for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic organizations in New Hampshire and Vermont.
King was named President and CEO of New London Hospital in April of 2003, functioning in this capacity under a management contract between DHMC and NLH. Under his leadership, New London Hospital embarked upon a $21 million major building improvement project designed to significantly improve patient access to the hospital's primary and secondary services. A 46,000 square foot addition was constructed that contains all private patient rooms and provider offices.
In addition to his role at NLH, King is also an active volunteer with New England Life Care, Behavioral Health Network, Foundation for Healthy Communities, and Ledyard National Bank Advisory Board.
The New Hampshire Hospital Association, a not-for-profit affiliate of the American Hospital Association, serves as a state and federal advocate for hospitals, provides education and information to its members, and informs the public about health care issues. The Association's mission is to enhance the clinical and economic performance of hospitals, improve confidence in hospitals and expand access to coverage and care for the citizens of New Hampshire.