Governor Election Results
Congratulations to the New Hampshire Chapter Governor-elect Designee, Peter F. Walkley, MD, FACP. He will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2014. Dr. Walkley will serve as the official representative of the College for the New Hampshire Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Walkley will be working closely with Dr. Brown, and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Walkley, please read his bio and vision statement.
Biographical Sketch and Vision Statement for the Governor-elect
Peter W. Walkley, MD, FACP
Congratulations to the New Hampshire Chapter Governor-elect, Peter W. Walkley, MD, FACP. He will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2013. As Governor, Dr. Lane will serve as the official representative of the College for the New Hampshire Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Lane will be working closely with Dr. Brown, the current Governor, and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Walkley, please read his bio and vision statement below.
Date/Place of Birth: 07/19/1948, Salem, MA
Education: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, AB 1971, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, MD, 1974
Post-Doctoral Training: PGY 1-3 in Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH, 1974-1977; Chief Medical Resident / Instructor in Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1977-1978
Certification: Board Certified Internal Medicine 1977 by ABIM
Present Position: Chief Medical Officer, LRGHealthcare, Laconia, NH
ACP Activities: Member since 1977, FACP 2011; Participant in multiple national, state and regional meetings. Helped organize and run state meetings. Selected for ACP/ASIM Patient Safety training
Chapter Involvement/Leadership Activities: NH Chapter: Governor’s Council 1990-2011, Treasurer 2006-2009, Public Policy Committee 1984-1990, Scientific Program Committee 1990-2002
Hospital/Community Service: LRGHealthcare (Lakes Region General Hospital and Franklin Regional Hospital) CMO, Chief of Staff, prior President, Vice President of Medical Staff, Chair of Medical Executive Committee, CQI committee, Policy committee; numerous other committees; NH Health Care Quality Assurance Commission (executive committee); NH Hospital Association Medical Staff Award “for Outstanding Service to Hospital and Community” 2003. Presenter at national HIMSS meeting on EMR implementation 2010 Community: Prior non-profit board service for Taylor Community, Community Health and Hospice, Lakes Region Mental Health Center; youth athletic volunteering.
Other Appointments: Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Areas of Professional Interest/Expertise: Quality, patient safety, systems approach to medical care.
I am honored to be nominated for Governor of the NH Chapter of the ACP. I have been involved in the ACP starting with my training at Dartmouth and continuing through 21 years of involvement on the Governor’s Council and believe strongly in the College’s mission. Like it or not, medicine is at a crossroads as the profession is moving to population and value-based reimbursement. Internists, whether office or hospital-based, need to be at the forefront in shaping this transition and that can best be accomplished through the educational activities and collective voice of the ACP. By including as many of the state’s internists as possible and by encouraging our students and residents to embrace Internal Medicine, together, as a strong NH Chapter, we can shape that discussion for the betterment of our patients and our profession.
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