NEW LONDON, NH– New London Hospital’s Director of Wellness and Population Health, Catherine Bardier has been named Chair of the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Advisory Council. There are 13 Regional Public Health Networks (RPHNs) in New Hampshire involving broad public health interests. The RPHNs include all of New Hampshire’s cities and towns and each incorporates a Public Health Advisory Council. Bardier replaces Peter Wright, CEO and President of Valley Regional Hospital who recently announced his departure from the region beginning in March.
“I am honored to serve as chair of such a passionate and dedicated group of partners.” says Catherine Bardier. “This role furthers my mission to provide the Lake Sunapee Region communities with a sustainable and collaborative plan for improving the health and wellness of our neighbors.”
As Director of Wellness and Population Health at New London Hospital, Catherine oversees community health initiatives, including the Wellness Connection Coalition and the NLH Employee Wellness Program. She also serves as the Vice-Chair of the New Hampshire Governor’s Council for Physical Activity and Health and is on the Executive Committee for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Partners for Community Wellness.
The Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock serves as a system of organizations and individuals that work together to identify and address public health challenges in the region. The network is made up of educational institutions, community organizations, healthcare systems, first responders, law enforcement, government agencies, businesses, and volunteers dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community.
“When our partners work together we have a exponentially greater value and could not be happier to have Catherine helping to lead these efforts.” said Kirsten Vigneault, Director of Community Health Preparedness for the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network.
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