June 13, 2018

Melnyk selected for Women of Impact

Bernadette MelnykPhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, College of Nursing dean, vice president for health promotion and chief wellness officer, has been selected to be a member of Women of Impact, a group of high-profile female executives representing all sectors of the healthcare industry across the United States who share the goal of realigning the healthcare system to meet the needs of all Americans. Melnyk will join the third cohort of members.

New members are nominated by someone in the group and selected because of their influence and commitment to making a lasting difference. Prior to acceptance, all participants are interviewed to determine their commitment to the process, as well as commitment to creating a measurable impact. “Membership is by invitation because it is not about being bigger, but creating a group that can both support each other and together effect real change in healthcare,” said Joanne Conroy, MD, CEO and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and Women of Impact founder.

“It is an honor and privilege to have been selected to join this esteemed group of highly influential women who are healthcare leaders across the country,” said Melnyk. “They are truly ‘movers and shakers’ who have had a profound positive impact on healthcare.”

Each member participates in a forum to define her individual desired legacy and commit to having an impact as an individual. “This legacy work is the glue that holds the individual cohort and group together. It is what energizes us and refocuses us when we convene annually in D.C. It is transformative even for the most experienced leaders. For experienced women in healthcare, this is a time to begin to do things with purpose and for a purpose,” Conroy said.  

Founded in 2013, the group seeks to apply the concept of collective impact to advance those legacies in addressing complex problems in healthcare and critical concerns prominent in the national conversation.

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