2023 NHHA & FHC Annual Meeting




Many thanks to all of our speakers, sponsors, and attendees for making the 2023 New Hampshire Hospital Association and Foundation for Healthy Communities Annual Meeting a success! Below you will find information and resources from the event.



Click here to see photos from Monday’s reception and awards ceremony.   



If you did not yet complete the evaluations, please provide your feedback on the Overall Meeting and the Individual Sessions by October 25th. We appreciate your feedback to help us shape future events.


Speaker Slide Decks

Click on the links below to download the available presentations.


The Joint Commission – New Directions

Dr. Jonathan Perlin

President & CEO, The Joint Commission


Grow, Retain, Sustain: Trends Impacting NH’s Health Care Workforce

Richard Lavers

Deputy Commissioner, New Hampshire Employment Security



Press Releases



2023 NHHA and FHC Awards of Excellence Winners


We are proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Awards of Excellence. Download the NHHA and FHC press releases for full details on the awards and honorees.

Images courtesy of Amanda Bizarro Photography

The James A. Hamilton Founder's Award


Elizabeth Cooley, MD

Weeks Medical Center, Lanchester

Leslie A. Smith President's Award


Susan Reeves, EdD, RN, CENP

Executive Vice President, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Health Chief Nursing Executive, Lebanon

Outstanding Trustee of the Year Award


Kathy Barnard

Trustee for Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro

Medical Staff Award


Robert Zwolak, MD

Manchester Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, Manchester

Honoring Excellence in Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Award


Mass General Brigham Wentworth Douglass Hospital, Dover

Innovator's Award


Neil Meehan, MD,

Chief Physician Executive, Exeter Hospital, Exeter

Noah Lord Patient and Family Engagement Award


Concord Hospital, Concord