Chief Nursing Officer

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics

Join the #1 Ranked Hospital in New Hampshire

Dartmouth Health has exclusively retained Kirby Bates Associates to identify their next Chief Nursing Officer to lead nursing practice, operations, and strategy for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock, a member of Dartmouth Health, is the state’s only academic medical center and the only Level 1 Adult and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in New Hampshire. The 2 million square foot campus includes the 396-bed Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center which encompasses the Dartmouth Cancer Center (an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center), Dartmouth Childrens’ including the Children’s Hospital At Dartmouth; and the only air ambulance service (DHART) in the state.


  • Named #1 Hospital in New Hampshire and recognized as “high performing” in cancer, neurology/neurosurgery, as well as 12 additional common adult procedures/conditions (U.S. News & World Report 2022-23).
  • Forbes 2021 Best in State Employer.
  • American Heart Association’s Stroke Gold Plus, Resuscitation Gold, and Silver Achievement awards.
  • Leapfrog “A” Fall 2022.

Opportunity Highlights: 

  • Join a growing organization with a new patient pavilion opening in April 2023.
  • Academic medical center with deep ties to Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and Colby-Sawyer College, the affiliated nursing program.
  • Join a collaborative, high functioning senior leadership team that includes the CMO, CQO, COO, CFO, VP Research, and VP Education.
  • Reports directly to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) EVP/Dartmouth Health CNE.
  • Oversee all aspects of nursing operations and strategy for DHMC and three large multi-specialty clinics.


  • 5-10 years’ experience in nursing leadership within a large, complex academic medical center.
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree required, one of which must be in Nursing; DNP or PhD in nursing or other related discipline strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work in a matrix reporting structure.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Wendy Siegel, RACR
Senior Executive Recruiter
Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN
Senior Vice President, Executive Search Services

 *Kirby Bates Associates is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our associates.