Mary Beth Eldredge
What is your fondest memory from your 25 years working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock?
My two-year post-graduate fellowship was a memorable time for me. I was a young “rookie.”
I learned, I made mistakes and I had successes. But what stands out most, are the people who coached me, mentored me and cared about me both as an individual and as a colleague. The relationships and memories of the camaraderie, collegiality and fun we had remain with me.
What about your job inspires you?
Working with great people! One of the advantages of being here so long is you develop relationships with many people throughout the organization. Those relationships keep me connected to our “purpose.” I enjoy working together to fix problems that ultimately have a positive impact on our work, our employees and our patients. It’s great having colleagues who share my mantra of “smart, fun, gets stuff done!”
What do you like best about your department?
I love the diversity of my job! I oversee two small teams—D-H Connect and Videoconferencing. I couldn’t ask for better people to work with—smart, funny and committed to doing the right thing.
My Information Systems management colleagues are a solid group of people who I can rely on to help me think through problems, share advice or just cheer me up.
I’ve also developed some wonderful relationships with people throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a member of the Vermont Information Technology Leaders Board of Directors. I am able connect with other information technology leaders and work to advance technology and interoperability in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System.