September 18th, 2010
Bruce P. King, New London Hospital (NLH) President & CEO, was elected a delegate to the American Hospital Association's Regional Policy Board 1, Section for Small or Rural Hospitals.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) maintains a system of nine Regional Policy Boards (RPBs) that meet three times a year to foster communication between the AHA, its members, and state hospital associations. The RPBs provide input on public policy issues considered by the Board of Trustees, serve as ad hoc policy development committee when appropriate, and identify needs unique to a region and assist in developing programs to meet those needs.
King was named President and CEO of New London Hospital in April of 2003, functioning in this capacity under a management contract between DHMC (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) 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.
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 DHMC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic organizations in New Hampshire and Vermont.
In addition to his role at NLH, King is Chairman of the Board of the NH Hospital Association, an active volunteer with New England Life Care, Behavioral Health Network, Foundation for Healthy Communities, and Ledyard National Bank Advisory Board.
Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. A national organization representing hospitals, health care networks and their patients and communities, the mission of the AHA is to advance the health of individuals and communities.