The Face of Innovative Leadership

Maria Ryan, Ph.D., A.P.R.N. Cottage Hospital

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Cottage Hospital President and CEO Dr. Maria Ryan, is a dynamic and innovative leader. Her accolades include, but are not limited to, being named a “CEO to know” from Becker’s Healthcare for seven years in a row; selected as a New Hampshire Business Review Outstanding Woman in Business in 2017; received the prestigious Louis Gorin Award for outstanding achievement in healthcare; and was recognized in NHBR’s “NH 200” as one of the Granite State’s most influential business leaders in 2020. Thanks to Dr. Ryan’s outstanding business acumen, a multidisciplinary health center was created in 2015, which strengthened primary and specialty care in the region. Noting a gap in specialized acute inpatient psychiatric care for older adults in New Hampshire and Vermont, she built and implemented a unit to meet their needs. The unit is a success, and receives referrals from three states. Dr. Ryan speaks nationally and internationally on foreign policy, healthcare, human rights, leadership and quality. She is interviewed frequently by a variety of media outlets.

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