June 29, 2021

Granite VNA Names Chief Medical Officer

CONCORD, N.H. – Granite VNA, formerly Concord Regional VNA and Central NH VNA & Hospice, has named Christopher Allen, MD, MPH, as its first Chief Medical Officer (CMO). In this new role, Dr. Allen will supervise our provider team, support the agency’s strategic initiatives and operations, and will collaborate with Capital Region Palliative Care. He will spend a portion of his time as a practicing physician.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Allen as our first CMO,” said Beth Slepian, MBA, PT, President/CEO. “Dr. Allen’s experience, as well as his already-established working relationship with our provider team, passion and energy, and knowledge of our patients will be a tremendous asset.”

Dr. Allen has served as a per diem physician for Granite VNA’s Hospice Program since 2014. As a per diem physician, he provided hospice care and served as acting Medical Director in the absence of the full-time Hospice Medical Director.

Dr. Allen, a board-certified family medicine physician at Epsom Family Medicine, is also Medical Director of the Primary Care Department at Concord Hospital where he provides clinical supervision and support for multiple practices and participates in the direction, management, and planning of primary care operations for Concord Hospital Medical Group. He is President-Elect of Concord Hospital Medical Staff and a board member with the NH Academy of Family Physicians. 

Dr. Allen will continue to practice at Epsom Family Medicine and serve in all of the other roles previously listed.

He obtained his medical training in New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover and completed his residency with the New Hampshire-Dartmouth Family Medicine Program in Concord. Dr. Allen graduated from The Dartmouth Institute in Lebanon with a Master of Public Health and completed his Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency in Lebanon and Concord.

Dr. Allen is scheduled to begin his Chief Medical Officer role at Granite VNA on July 1.