Steve Norton joins Elliot Hospital as Senior VP of Strategic Planning & Government Relations

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Steve Norton

MANCHESTER NH Steve Norton is joining the Elliot Hospital as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Government Relations, effective October 2, 2017.

Steve Norton is the former Executive Director of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, a private non-profit and non-partisan think tank whose mission is to enhance and enrich the policy conversations on issues of critical importance to New Hampshire’s future. In addition to his many speaking engagements and research projects, Norton has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire.  Prior to joining the Center in 2005, Norton worked for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, most recently as the State’s Medicaid director.  Between 1990 and 1998, he worked as a Research Associate at the Urban Institute in Washington DC where he conducted health services research. 

Norton and the Center were presented with the Cotton Mather Cleveland Leadership Award in 2016, given to a graduate and/or supporting organization of the Leadership New Hampshire program whose professional and community activities best exemplify the goals and aspirations of the organization.

He was identified in 2012 and 2013 as one of New Hampshire’s most influential policy makers by Business NH Magazine, and selected as one of New Hampshire’s 25 up and coming leaders in 2008. He is the former President of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Center for Non-Profits, a former board member with Onpoint Health Data and currently sits on the Federal Reserve Board’s New England Public Policy Advisory board and the Concord, NH Zoning Board. 

“Elliot is extremely proud to welcome Steve to our senior team,” said Doug Dean, President & CEO. “There is no one more adept at the study of healthcare trends, coupled with the skill to analyze data to provoke intelligent and thoughtful consideration of the future healthcare needs of the state, than Steve Norton,” Dean said. 

Norton is known for his work around public policy and is an accomplished, respected and prominent individual in the state.

“Steve will bring a dimension of thought and understanding to the Board and management team as they set strategy for Elliot, and endeavor to educate state policy makers about the complexities of healthcare and the impact of the decisions being made in Concord. My expectation is that Steve will have great influence on our thinking, decision-making, and strategy, and this will, in turn, help the people we serve,” Dean said.

About Elliot Health System 

The largest provider of comprehensive healthcare services in Southern New Hampshire, Elliot Hospital, a 296-bed acute care facility and the first community hospital in the state, serves as the cornerstone of the health system. Elliot is home to Manchester’s designated Regional Trauma Center, Elliot Behavioral Health, Elliot Breast Health Center, Elliot Urgent Care, a Level 3 Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Elliot Physician Network, Elliot Regional Cancer Center, Elliot Senior Health Center, Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire, 1-Day Surgery Center, Elliot Memory & Mobility Center, Elliot Retail Pharmacy, Elliot Medical Centers in Londonderry, Hooksett, and at River’s Edge. For more information about any of Elliot’s services visit

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