John Dalton

President, Inland Hospital

John Dalton is president of Inland Hospital, a 48-bed community hospital serving the greater Waterville area in central Maine. He was appointed as president of Inland in 2006 and also serves as a senior vice president for EMHS.

The Road to Here

Dalton joined Inland with more than 25 years in healthcare management and consulting. Prior to coming to Maine, Dalton was a management consultant with Boston Consortium for Higher Education. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, a 41-bed facility in Needham, Massachusetts.

Dalton earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Tufts University and his MBA in Health Care Management from Boston University.

He is a member of Waterville Rotary, a member of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee, chair of the Kennebec Valley Community College General Advisory Council, chair of the board of directors of the Central Maine Growth Council, a member of the board of directors for the Waterville Opera House, and was Chairman of the United Way of Mid-Maine’s 2008 Annual Campaign.

Guiding Principle

What drives Dalton as a hospital leader is his passion to do what’s right for patients and families. He is proud to lead an organization that always puts the patient first in everything it does – from quality to safety and service. Dalton says, “It’s a pleasure to work with a team so committed to service excellence and the best patient care possible. Patients are respected and shown the dignity that they deserve – and staff is rewarded with five star patient satisfaction ratings, service awards, and the knowledge that we are providing the care we would want for our own loved ones.”

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