Health Care

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a 417-bed tertiary care hospital, New Hampshire’s only Level 1 trauma center and multi-specialty group practice located on the Hanover-Lebanon town line. The medical center is part of New Hampshire’s only academic health system, with nearly 1,200 primary and specialty care physicians located throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. The medical center’s academic partner is the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, one of the leading medical schools in the country. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is also one of the largest employers in the state with more than 10,000 employees. It has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the nation’s top 50 hospitals for gynecology for the ninth time since 1995; its bariatric surgery program has earned a Level 1 accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program; and in 2003 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was the first New Hampshire facility to be recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a “Magnet Hospital” for nursing excellence, an honor that was redesignated in 2009.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is also home to the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, New Hampshire’s only comprehensive, full-service children’s hospital and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, New Hampshire’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon is a 25-bed community hospital that employs more than 60 physicians who emphasize a family-centered approach in 30-plus specialties and clinical areas; in addition, it features an assisted living community called Harvest Hill and an independent living retirement community called The Woodlands.

The Upper Valley area features a number of individual and group family practices, including the Good Neighbor Clinic in White River Junction, which assures quality medical care for those without the means to pay, and the Red Logan Dental Clinic that offers care to those unable to pay for dental work.