Friday, March 15, 2024

Darin Roark, RN, MBA, BSN, FACHE, President of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital


Today’s guest is Darin Roark, President and Chief Operating Officer of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, New Hampshire. Darin has an unusual path, from working in an insurance company to becoming a nurse specialized in emergency medicine and intensive care, to leading large organizations. His path also took him from Illinois to Florida to Dover, New Hampshire, just one town over from UNH. I really enjoyed hearing Darin’s story and learning about his deep commitment to patient care while also incorporating a deep understanding of business.

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Carle Foundation Hospital

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Kelly Barton, President of Maine Behavioral Healthcare

Today’s guest is Kelly Barton, President of Maine Behavioral Healthcare, part of the MaineHealth System. Maine Behavioral Healthcare offers a full spectrum of behavioral health care, from community-based counseling and rehabilitation to a dedicated behavioral health hospital. 
In this podcast we talk about Kelly’s career journey starting as a unit coordinator in the emergency department through leadership roles in a variety of organizations. We discuss some of the challenges facing behavioral health providers currently, and we close on a discussion of leadership.

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