Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging named at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
LEBANON – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) welcomes Teresa Dean Malcolm, MD, FACOG, MBA, as vice president of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). Malcolm is a physician executive and a board-certified OB/GYN with more than a decade of experience cultivating inclusion in healthcare settings.
“The COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing challenges related to equity, health disparity and creating inclusive and diverse workplaces have highlighted D-HH’s need to face these challenges and demonstrate system-wide leadership,” said Joanne M. Conroy, MD, CEO and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and D-HH. “As the vice president of DEIB, Dr. Malcolm will develop and lead an interdisciplinary and cross-departmental office and will be responsible for integrating DEIB values into all aspects of D-HH’s culture, goals, metrics and strategic operating plan.”
“Dr. Malcolm has expertise in creating a compelling vision and translating strategies into actionable solutions to promote true organizational change,” said Aimee M. Claiborne, DA, MBA, BSW, chief human resources officer at D-HH. “Organization-wide and especially in HR, we are committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for our employees, but we can’t do that without the right leaders in place. Dr. Malcolm is exactly that kind of leader, who will bring a fresh perspective to our academic health system. We are excited to welcome her to D-HH.”
Malcolm most recently served as chief executive officer at the coaching firm Master Physician Leaders. She also currently serves as associate program director for the American Medical Women’s Association’s Leadership Certification Program. She is a professional certified coach by the International Coaching Federation and is certified to coach executives and healthcare teams to build cultures of inclusion.
“It’s the people and the possibilities of D-HH—helping to design a future that delivers on the humane experience of care, and to be in partnership with the entire D-HH community in our DEIB journey that excites me,” said Malcolm. “We know that when ideas and contributions are expected from all and then reflected in organizational systems and policies, people become more engaged at work, and I look forward to enhancing and expanding the great work that has already been started at D-HH.”
While serving as a chief medical officer at Banner Health in Phoenix, Arizona, from 2016 to 2019, Malcolm provided clinical leadership to a tertiary care center offering inpatient, emergent and same-day services provided by more than 1,000 specialty physicians, more than 300 advanced care providers and 1,500 associates to meet the needs of a growing community. While in this role, Malcolm directly participated in organizational planning and decision making and was the sole physician member of Banner Health’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. During her involvement on the council, diversity increased significantly at all levels, and team member resource groups provided support to veterans, women in leadership, and multicultural and LGBTQ+ communities.
Malcolm joins the health system on April 4, 2022.
Women’s Health Providers join Wentworth-Douglass
DOVER – Certified Nurse Midwife, Lauren Kivlen and Nurse Practitioner, Teresa Limberg, have joined Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and Wentworth Health Partners. Both providers are accepting new patients at Wentworth Health Partners OB/GYN and Infertility in Dover and the Wentworth-Douglass Center for Women’s Health and Wellness in Portsmouth.
Limberg has 24 years of experience as an APRN in OB/GYN. She joins Wentworth-Douglass after providing comprehensive OB/GYN care to women of all ages at Amoskeag Women’s Health in Manchester. She cared for patients in El Paso, Texas, before moving to New Hampshire.
Limberg provides wellness exams, contraceptive counseling and initiation, prenatal and postpartum care, and more.
Limberg graduated from the University of Texas in El Paso with her Master of Science in Nursing. She has a National Certification as a Women’s Healthcare Nurse.
Kivlen has clinical experience from Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn. and at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital where she provided inpatient intrapartum and postpartum care working alongside the midwifery team. Kivlen also has experience as a Postpartum Doula, providing support to Birth and Beyond clients during their transition to parenthood.
She graduated from Yale University with her Master of Science in Nursing and a specialty in Nurse-Midwifery.
Kivlen and Limberg will join other Wentworth Health Partners OBGYN and Infertility providers in providing comprehensive, personalized care for all stages of a woman’s life. OBGYN and Infertility is located at 15 Old Rollinsford Road in Dover. Visit obgynandinfertility.com for more information.
They will also care for patients at the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, a unique practice that brings together women-focused specialists in one location to offer women a truly integrated healthcare experience. The Center for Women’s Health and Wellness is located at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital’s Outpatient Center on the Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth at 67 Corporate Drive Building A. Learn more at womenshealthportsmouth.org.
This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: Names to Know: Meet the new health care professionals on the Seacoast