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Paul B. Gardent

Adjunct Professor of Business Administration; Director, MBA-MPH Program; Senior Associate, Center for Leadership and Improvement, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

E-Mailpaul.b.gardent@dartmouth.edu

Phone603-653-3238

DegreeCertified Public Accountant, Massachusetts License; MBA, Tuck School of Business, 1976; BA and BS, University of New Hampshire, 1970

AREAS OF EXPERTISEHealth care leadership and administration, health care quality and performance improvement, health strategy, finance and public policy, public health

Current Research Topics

  • Ethics in health care improvement and leadership
  • Role of transparency in improving quality and value in health care

Selected Publications

  • With S. Reeves, "Allocation of Scarce Resources: Ethics Conflicts in Rural Communities" chapter in The Handbook for Rural Health Ethics, Dartmouth College Press, 2010
  • With W. Nelson, "The Linkage Between Ethics and Quality,” Healthcare Executive, 2008
  • With P. Batalden, E. Nelson, E. Godfrey, "Leading the Macrosystem and Mesosystem for Microsystem Peak Performance," chapter in Quality By Design: A Clinical Microsystems Approach, Jossey Bass, 2007
  • With P. Batalden, E. Nelson, E. Godfrey, "Leading the Macrosystem and Mesosystem for Microsystem Peak Performance," in From Front Office to Front Line: Essential Issues for Health Care Leaders, Joint Commission Resources, 2005
  • With E. Nelson et al., "Publicly Reporting Comprehensive Quality and Cost Data: A Health Care System’s Transparency Initiative,” Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 2005
  • With B. Gewertz et al., "Integrating Education and Patient Care: GME Task Force Report,” Association of American Medical Colleges, 2003

Working Papers

  • With M. Shields and A. Epstein, “New Synergy Available to the Hospital Chief Executive Officer”
  • With W. Nelson, P Shulman, “Addressing Ethical Conflicts through a Microsystems Approach”
  • With I. Philibert et al., "Institutional Attributes Associated with Innovation and Improvement: Results of a Multisite Study"

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2008–present
  • Adjunct Professor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, 2009–present
  • Instructor, Community and Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine, 1980–present

Nonacademic positions

  • Senior Associate, Center for Leadership and Improvement, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, 2006–present;
  • Executive Vice President, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1998–2006
  • Vice President, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1979–84
  • Senior Vice President, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, 1978–79; Senior Consultant, Price Waterhouse, 1976–78
  • Administrator, Maternal and Child Health Services, State of New Hampshire, 1971–74

Board memberships

  • Current: Director, Mascoma Financial Service Corporation; Trustee of Trust Funds for Hanover, N.H.
  • Previous: Trustee, New Hampshire Foundation for Healthy Communities
  • Director, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • Trustee and Chairman of the Board (2006), New Hampshire Hospital Association
  • Chair of the Executive Committee, Quality Management Network

Research & Teaching Summary

An experienced hospital administrator and health care executive, Paul Gardent focuses on issues of quality and ethics in the march toward improving health care delivery. He teaches the elective courses Medical Care and the Corporation, Management of Health Care Organizations, and Structure of the Healthcare Industry.

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