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Former TV anchor Josh McElveen resigns from D-H after seven months

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November 12. 2017 1:06AM
McElveen's attorney, Chuck Douglas, said the resignation from Dartmouth was because of "philosophical differences" with other administrators. 



Former television anchor Josh McElveen resigned from Dartmouth-Hitchcock on Friday, only months after he left his job as political director at WMUR-TV to "celebrate the people and accomplishments" of the state's largest hospital.

His attorney, Chuck Douglas, said his resignation from Dartmouth was because of "philosophical differences" with other administrators.

"He had some philosophical differences with some things that I can't get into," Douglas said. "It reached a point where he realized it's time to move on. That was mutually agreed with them."

McElveen was named the vice president for communications and marketing on March 23, as the hospital struggled with public relations issues, including a dispute with state officials over their handling of a $36 million contract to staff New Hampshire Hospital. He began his work with the hospital in early April.

In a statement to employees, Dartmouth said: "We thank Josh for the time and energy he brought to Dartmouth-Hitchcock. His efforts have helped us to further our communications and marketing initiatives."

The hospital said it could not comment on personnel issues.

In his own statement, McElveen said: "As a longtime journalist, it was a pleasure to tell the story of an organization that is so staunchly committed to the high quality of care for the people it serves. Although I had always intended that my tenure would be short, I'm grateful to have been a part of the Dartmouth Hitchcock team."


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