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CMC Announces New Chief Nursing Officer

Cheshire Medical Center Announces New Chief Nursing Officer 

Keene, NH – Anne Tyrol, MHA, MSN, RN, CEN, CENP, has been named Cheshire Medical Center’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), effective beginning October 30, 2022. 

“I am so pleased that Anne will serve as our organization’s CNO,” Cheshire’s President and CEO Don Caruso, MD, MPH, said. “Over the last four months, she has served as the acting CNO at Cheshire, focusing on strengthening critical policies and practices in nursing, supporting nursing teams, and providing other strategic nursing leadership support.” 

As CNO, Tyrol will continue to optimize professional nursing practice and clinical service leadership for the Medical Center. This includes ongoing development of an environment that values and promotes excellence in nursing practice through the planning, development, coordination, implementation, administration, and monitoring of nursing policies and clinical standards. 

“I am honored to serve as Cheshire’s CNO,” Tyrol says. “I am committed to providing optimal patient care based on current evidence and I look forward to collaboration with medical leadership, inpatient and outpatient services, and our partners in the Dartmouth Health System. By engaging in clinical services planning, encouraging professional growth and development of nursing staff, and cultivating a positive work environment we will continue to provide excellent care to Keene and the surrounding communities."

Before joining Cheshire, Tyrol served as associate chief nursing officer at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital (APD), a member of Dartmouth Health located in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Before APD, she was director of Emergency Services at Concord Hospital as well as two years as the nurse manager in the Emergency Department at Concord Hospital. Anne has over 10 years of experience in various nursing roles throughout New England and the Pacific Northwest. 

Tyrol earned her Bachelor of Science at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire; and her Associate Degree in Nursing at Central Maine Medical Center School of Nursing in Lewiston, Maine She holds a dual Master’s degree in healthcare administration and nursing from Saint Joseph's College of Maine as well as board certification in Executive Nurse Practice (CENP).

About Cheshire Medical Center: Cheshire Medical Center (Cheshire) is a Dartmouth Health member providing the communities in the Greater Monadnock Region a continuum of care spanning primary care and specialty medicine, to surgical services and acute inpatient care. For more than 125 years, Cheshire has been a key contributor to the health and vitality of the Monadnock Region. As a not-for-profit community medical center, Cheshire is deeply committed to delivering excellent care in a safe and welcoming environment. Cheshire is dedicated to being a great neighbor and serves as an integral community resource. Cheshire is the area's largest health care provider and leading employer. Along with the services delivered on their Keene campus and satellite locations, the Medical Center partners with local organizations to provide vital services and programs throughout the region. To learn more, call 603-354-5400 or visit
About Dartmouth Health: Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and is recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes the state’s only children’s hospital and multiple locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT; and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory and specialty  services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.

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