Martin Thomas Manion is the new president and CEO of New London Hospital. Manion succeeds Bruce King, who retired at the end of 2019, after 16 years leading the hospital and more than 32 years in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system.
Manion joins New London Hospital from the University of Vermont Health Network – Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, Vermont, where, since 2017, he has served as vice president of Porter Medical Group.
From 2012 to 2017, Manion served in senior roles at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, New York, including network director. While at Bassett he also oversaw the establishment of the hospital’s first medication-assisted treatment program for opioid addiction and served as manager of Bassett’s Cancer Treatment Center.
“I was drawn to New London Hospital because of its great reputation of providing excellent care to its community and its partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health to keep care local,” says Manion. “That feeling of commitment became even more evident as I met the employees, medical staff, and the board of trustees. I look forward to meeting each employee, learning about how I can serve them in my role, and, most of all, calling the Kearsarge Sunapee region my home."
“Given his impressive background, Tom is familiar with the demands and challenges of being part of a complex health system, while focusing on providing excellent care to the communities he serves,” says Doug Lyon, chair of the New London Hospital board of trustees. “It is clear from his experience that he has the skills and knowledge to lead New London Hospital into a very successful future of patient care and outstanding management focused on the needs of the greater New London and Newport service areas.”
Manion will begin his new role in early March and will be responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of New London Hospital and the Newport Health Center.