Dr. James Weinstein to retire as Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO in 2017 — 6 things to know

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James Weinstein, DO, will retire in June 2017 from his post as CEO and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system in Lebanon, N.H., according to Valley News. The health system includes five hospitals and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic's six main locations.

Here are six things to know:


1. Dr. Weinstein rose to president and CEO of the system in 2011.


2. The orthopedic spine surgeon joined Dartmouth-Hitchcock in 1996, taking on the position of director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in 2007.


3. During his tenure, Dr. Weinstein helped found the High Value Healthcare Collaborative, which is a network of providers serving patients across the nation striving to lower costs and boost quality.


4. He also founded Dartmouth-Hitchcock's department of orthopedics, which he chaired for seven years, as well as the Spine Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Center for Shared Decision Making.


5. Dr. Weinstein will maintain his academic and clinical roles in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel School of Medicine departments of orthopedics as well as his endowed chair in evaluative clinical sciences.


6. Anne-Lee Verville, the chairwoman of Dartmouth-Hitchcock's board of trustees, said they will form a search committee of physicians, nurses, trustees and officials from affiliate hospitals, to select a new CEO.


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